Part Of Itanagar Highway Collapses Due To Heavy Rain, Netizens Slam Govt

In an unprecedented incident, a portion of Itanagar’s National Highway 415 (NH 415) near D sector collapsed as heavy rain lashed the state capital on Monday morning.

Visuals show a part of the highway crumbling down, raising questions on the construction done by the Arunchal government.

Notably, the highway, connecting Naharlagun and Itanagar, was completed just two months ago with a total cost of Rs 180 crores.

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The state has been witnessing heavy rain since two days and there have been reports of landslide and waterlogging in several other areas.

 “The wall of the DDK is on the verge of collapse due to the landslide,” The Arunachal Times had reported earlier.

“Poorly designed and constructed drains in the heart of Itanagar, part of NH-415 which was completed last winter, has triggered flood in the adjoining areas,” the Eastern Sentinel reported.

Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been under heavy fire since the incident took place with many netizens taking to Twitter and slamming the poor execution of the work done by the contractors and officials. Check out some of the tweets –

In October last year, Khandu had announced that he would resign if the said road was not completed by March 31, 2021.

“I had full faith on our engineers, contractor and the district administration that’s why I had made that announcement. Congratulations to all for keeping the faith alive,” he said congratulating all involved in completion of the project.

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