Due to the torrential rainfall followed by flash flood, damages were caused to the bridge over river Nyirup at Nirjuli and to the retaining walls and other manmade structures at Aniya Village, Nirjuli today. The main reason for the for the Flash Flood and damage is the illegal construction of the houses and retaining wall on the riverbed by the public occupying in Aniya and Nirjuli . One building was also badly damaged at Nirjuli due to the construction of the house on the river bed.
The DC Capital Complex, Shri Sandeep Kumar Singh accompanied by EAC Naharlagun, EEPWD, EEPHED, AEWRD, JE Electrical and other officers inspected the damaged building and other damaged spots and also diverted the traffic from Bage Tinali and Banderdewa via Doimukh.
The following precautionary measures were also taken by the District Administration. The residents of the block of the building were asked to evacuate with materials and the owner was directed to disconnect the damaged blocks with other blocks immediately as the building was found to exist in three blocks joined with the help of beam and encompassing structures. The EEPWD highways had deployed JCB to divert the flow of water by placing boulders to save the bridge. A gabion caging structure will also be erected by the EE WRD to mitigate any kind of diversion of water towards the river bank where building structures exist.
The DC informed that a technical committee has also been constituted to assess the future of the building blocks either for bringing down or retrofitting. In Aniya village also, a team has been formed to assess the damage and also to prepare a topographical map indicating the area in river bed where no any human structure should be constructed. The DC has further requested all the citizens to remain alert and have patience and to cooperate with the District Administration during such crisis. The DC further informed that the civil police, NDRF and SDRF are in ready position for any eventualities.
In Naharlagun also the PWD team and labourers were deployed to remove the debris, silt, tress etc which had fallen down due to the heavy rainfall.
Earlier in the morning, local MLA Techi Kaso accompanied by the Chief Councillor Kipa Kaku, DC, Tarh Nachung, Councillor cum President Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), Pradeep kumar Chief Advisor(ACCI) , Councillors and a host of officials visited and inspected all the spots at various locations in the Capital Complex where damages were caused today by the incessant rain .
Further, the DDMO Thutan Wanchu informed that no loss of human lives and injuries were reported.