Nagaland Govt take stock of unprecedented disaster due to incessant rainfall

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The Chief Minister has directed Roads & Bridges to immediately take up construction of Bailey bridge over Sanuorü and near the Naga Hospital-Naga Bazaar-Tin pati route.


The Tsiesama – Peducha road has been restored and fuel tankers and other essential commodities trucks are being allowed to ply on the route. Fresh landslide have occurred at Science College road.





Massive landslide that occurred at Sanis-Moilan road has been cleared. The Baghty Division roads have also been cleared at present. According to reports received as on 1st August 2018, around 25 families in Ruchan village, 8 families in Liphi village and 9 families in Renthan village have been affected. All these villages fall under Bhandari area of Wokha District.





In Dimapur, East police colony has been badly flooded. However casualties have not been reported. Temporary camp arrangement for families where water has still not receded in middle colony Purana Bazaar for the past few days have been initiated.




In between Akash bridge and Meluri 17 landslides have occurred with two JCBs clearing the road. Light vehicles are able to pass through. Three (3) km beyond Meluri 25 meters of road have been washed away. The Administration is trying to make a diversion from forest colony which will join the highway at the 5 km mark to allow light vehicles to go through. In the 6 km and 8 km mark two major landslides have occurs, which will take two- three days to clear. Kiphiri is completely cut off. The District Administration has also informed that the District is facing shortage of diesel.



The road from Kiphire to Tuensang has been blocked near Yahi bridge which may take a week to clear. It was also informed that the Kiphire to Zhuneboto road has no bridge over Tutha river as it was washed away few years back. It has also been reported that a heavy landslide in between Seyochung town and Sitimi town has also occurred. Kiphire to Kohima road has been completely cut off at various locations due to landslide. It was confirmed that a week will be needed to restore the road. Meluri and Kiphire Administration are in full swing to normalise the situation.  Chairman, Kiphire Chamber of Commerce S Litingse Sangtam has extended all possible help.


Meanwhile, officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs called the Chief Secretary to enquire on how the Centre can help the situation. It was stated that MHA choppers will be made available immediately and arrangements can be made for air lifting and dropping off of essential commodities in affected districts.



35 personnel from 12Bn NDRF from Doimukh (Arunachal Pradesh) have moved out on 31st July 2018 for Dimapur and are expected to reach by the evening of 1st August 2018. They will hold at CTI (HG&CD) Dimapur until further directions are given. All NAP Battalion have also been put on standby. All PWD NDMA officials and personals and other related departments are at the effected spots and doing the required necessities including medical assistance and restoration works.






Home Commissioner to the Govt, of Nagaland R.Ramakrishnan IAS has informed that to monitor the damages of roads, both State & National Highways all over Nagaland, an emergency Control Room has been set up in the O/o Engineer – In – Chief, NPWD which will be available 24×7. The Control Room will be manned by the Officers of the Department round the clock.


Any individual/ Organization desiring to report on the road damages / status of the roads may contact the Control Room –

9436016005 (M), Deputy Chief Engineer; 9436832299, Asst. Engineer

0370-2222827 (L)


He also requested that the Food and Civil Supplies Department should be ready with sufficient stock or essential commodities for supply to far-flung districts.







Nagaland Home Commissioner, R Ramakrishnan, IAS has appraised the Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Government of India about the crisis situation being faced by the State of Nagaland due to heavy rain and thunderstorm which has disrupted normal life in the State for the past few days.


He informed that the State Capital, Kohima along with almost all districts particularly Phek, Kiphire and Tuensang have been cut off for two days due to numerous landslide cause by incessant rains. He also informed that so far six persons have been washed away in the floods and many have evacuated from the damaged/collapsed houses in the landslide areas.


The Home Commissioner has sought immediate assistance from the Central Government and its various agencies including the Indian Para Military and Military forces, Indian Air Force and National Disaster Response Force to assist the State machineries in coping with the challenges caused by the heavy rains.


The Air Force has also been requested to help out the State Government in lifting and dropping of commodities to the far flung districts cut off by the landslides.


The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has made available Choppers to be deployed for airlifting of essential commodities in affected Districts.


(Esui & Akummeren)


Status of condition of National Highways under PWD, Nagaland (as on 01.08.2018)


Sl. No. Name of Division NH No Location Affected by Landslide / Subsidence Nature of Damage Status
1 Kohima Division NH-29 179/500

Near Avilie Petrol Pump

Major Land slide and subsidence Open for traffic
NH-29 180/500

Near Para Medical Jn

Breaching of pavement and subsidence Road partially restored for single way traffic
NH-02 10/900 km Tsiesema Subsidence Open for traffic
NH-02 18/500 km Near Nerhema Subsidence Road partially restored for single way traffic
NH-02 19/600 Km Near Nerhema Subsidence Road partially restored for single way traffic
NH-02 Various Locations on NH-02 Landslide and subsidence occurred at various locations Partially / Wholly restored
2 Tuensang Division NH-202 156/000 km Beyond Shamatore towards Kiphire Road blocked due to Subsidence. Will take 2-3 days to open the road for vehicular traffic.
3 Mon Division NH-702 Mon-Namtola Landslide occurred at various locations but have been temporarily restored
4 Mokokchung Division NH-702D Mokokchung- Mariani Open for traffic
NH-702A Mokokchung-Zunheboto- Chazouba Open for traffic
NH-702 Changtonya- Longleng Open for traffic
5 Kiphire Division NH-202 Km 178/500- 178/850 Near Yei River Landslide and subsidence Will take 3 days to open the road for vehicular traffic.
NH-202 Km 301/800 Near Meluri Complete Subsidence Degree of damage is massive. Report of joint inspection by District

Administration and PWD(NH) enclosed

(2 pages)

NH-202 Km 307/150 Near Meluri Complete Subsidence (Approx 150 m)




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