SHILLONG, June 17: The Home Minister of Meghalaya, Lahkmen Rymbui said that uptil now all people who have been left stranded on the road due to the collapsed NH06 highway near the Toll Plaza in Lumshnong.
Rymbui who is the Chairman of the Regional Committee of Jaiñtia Hills to monitor the situation arising from damages brought on by natural disaster, he also went and inspected the affected highway yesterday accompanied by senior police officials and district administrators, and informed that small vehicles have been allowed to go through the highway while big vehicles will take time to begin commuting again through the highway.
He also informed that in the inspection there were also a few parts of the road which the PWD(Roads) and the NHAI will have to repair due to the damages which fall in Umkiang and Kuliang area and there are also parts of the Ratacherea road which are showing signs of heavy wear and tear for which action must be taken immediately to avoid any danger.
On being queried, he informed that as per findings the damage to the road was due to the incessant heavy rainfall which led to the waterfall gushing down with stronger force and water coming from all sides and at the site, the water usually flows from only one place, and it is an unexpected incident brought on by the forces of nature.
Rymbui said that the NH6 highway connects Lower Assam, Mizoram and Tripura and from the end of the Superintendent of Police, EJH, he has asked for 25 police personnel more to facilitate traffic movement from the area and to also to be on the alert in the case of any other incident.