“Travelling via Hoj Potin road in this rainy weather condition is extremely dangerous and life threatening. Your car sinks in…gets stuck and meantime stones and muds comes rushing down from the fragile mountains. Terrifying, Not advisable to travel unless emergency and Importantly avoid travelling during evening and night time”.
With the above message photographs of massive land slide and traffic jam on hoj-potin road in Arunachal goes viral in social media. The photographs showing how traffic got stuck on Wednesday due to landslides at various.
According to sources massive landslides occurred at Kala Mitti (black mud) point between Hoj and Potin stretch of Trans-Arunachal Highway and few other locations due to which hundreds of vehicles, including buses, private vehicles were stranded for hours together.
Reportedly, few private vehicles, which stuck in the mud, were damaged by the sharp rocks and boulders. However, there was no report of any casualty.
The road was partially restored later in the day for vehicular traffic. But chances of more landslides are likely tonight if the rain continues, the sources added.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted that Thursday and Friday’s forecast would be similar, with heavy rains likely in Papum Pare district.