PASIGHAT, Sep 20: Continuous showers since last few days have created disaster in East Siang district leaving a trail of damages in the area, including breach of roads, bridges and wearing away of paddy fields.
In an emergency meeting of the departmental heads convened here today following the grave situation, DC R K Mishra informed that the district administration is fully geared up to face any eventualities.
He directed the departments to lend their full cooperation with men and materials and make use of the Disaster Management control room at the DC’s office. While asking all the officers not to leave station without intimating the district administration, the DC instructed the BRO, PWD, DUDA etc to work on war footing specially to clear the water logging in different parts and colonies of Pasighat town.
He also instructed all concerned departments to immediately asses the extent of losses. Pangin-Pasighat road which connects East Siang with Upper Siang and West Siang districts is blocked due to heavy landslides at Sirki,14 mile, Kalamati area etc. The approach road of the bridge over Poglek river has also been washed way. Pasighat- Ledum-Tene- Koyu (PLTK) road remains cut-off due to landslides at Korang and Koyu area the.
Oni Jamoh, EE, PWD and Togram Yirang, ZPM informed that communication between Mebo and Dhola has been completely disrupted following the damage of approach roads of bridges over Kadang Korong, Ngopok Korong, Sibya Korong, Sigar, Taro Tamak etc, submerging some construction machineries at the bridge sites.
Bridges over Peneng near Mikong, Sille near Niglok, culvert over Birem nallah near Linka village etc have also been damaged. Reports of damages have also been received from Nari sub-division also.
Due to heavy floods, huge area of standing crops has been submerged, eroding paddy fields of Yagrung, Tekang, Takilalung, Sibut, Runne villages.
The overflowing waters of Sibokorong is inundating near Boying village which threatens Pasighat town.
Genom Perme, EE, WRD informed that most of the headwork and channels of major MICs in the district have been washed away causing destruction to the standing crops, eroding the paddy fields.
Due to major landslide at Rengging village, the primary school is on the verge of collapse besides report of damage of electric poles has also been received.
Education Minister, Bosiram Siram, who is keeping abreast of the latest situation, is in constant touch with the district administration and other departments. He has instructed all to work on war footing to minimize the sufferings of the people. (DIPRO)