Kohima, August 4: After heavy rainfall, a stretch of National Highway-29 near the old KMC dumping site has been completely washed out early this morning (4th August).
Taking stock of the situation, Deputy Commissioner Kohima and officials from the PWD (National Highways) visited the site. PWD (National highway) Kohima division, Junior Engineer Imkongsungit informed that the landslide had occurred at the two location of the old KMC dumping site.
He said one was restored and the other one was completely washed out. Informing that the sinking area had become unstable and restoration of the sinking portion will take more time, the official therefore said temporary arrangements are being carried out by fresh cutting of roads for vehicular movement but only for a single lane.
Imkongsungit also stated that road machineries have been pressed into service and works are on in full swing. He also informed it will take at least 8 to 9 days to restore the road for plying depending on the weather condition.
Meanwhile, Kohima Traffic OC Mhanthung patton also informed that only light vehicles has been diverted to Jotsoma bypass road, however heavy vehicles are not allowed to ply.