Arunachal: Heavy rainstorm lashes Itanagar capital complex


By Manoj Singh 


Heavy rainstorm lashed capital complex on Thursday afternoon , would be a signal for the devastation and administration need to get ready said locals here.

The storm which lashed for few minute at around 5. 30 this evening gives a signal for devastation as the monsoon is nearing and state government need to be gear up said another passerby who was narrowly escaped while on road driving a Maruti Car near Takar Complex when a branch of a tall eucalyptus tree fell down on NH-415.

Many signboard, hoardings, cut-outs and banners have been either damaged or destroyed by the storm  in different parts of the capital complex.

Reports of uprooting or roofs of OBT/SPT have been reported from Mowb-II, Niti Vihar, Rakap Colony, Donyi Colony

Taraing Tako of Nyokum Lapang  who was coming from Museum toward O Point Tinali said that he was too narrowly escaped while a tree fall on an Temp and dammed and the tempo driver have also been injured.

Report from Itanagar said that due to rainstorm wind with thunder shower hit several OBT/SPT houses with CGI sheet roofing have been blown off and trees uprooted and branches have fall on the arterial road, the road to the Itanagar Police station, road leading toward SP Capital Office, road leading toward ESS via Assembly due to fallen of trees near Higher Secondary School have been blocked.

Chief Engineer (Power Transmission) Anong Perme informed that due to the power have been snapped as due to failure in Grid failure and tripped at several location and as a result there is less chance of power supply tonight and it would take time.

Perme said that  entire capital complex is in total darkness, gradual restoration have been started but it is a matter of concerned that several trees have been fallen, poles in line snapped, transformer burst due to lightening or surges and it is expected that the damaged would go more than crores and exact assessment could be done when the staffs would be able to reach the poles, tower lines in deep jungles and high mountain. He however appeal to have patience  and bear with the inconvenience.

Report from Aalo,Tezu, Ziro, Daporijo, Pasighat, Changlang, Koloriang, Kamle, Siang belt that there are no power supply since March 28 and due to 132 KV RHEP restoration work could not completed.

Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex has urged the denizens of Capital Complex Itanagar to be alert and prepared for any kind of disaster in view of the approaching monsoon.

 He has asked  the denizens to refrain from earth cutting warning that violation would attraction strong action.

He has also requested the residents dwelling nearby riversides and landslide prone areas to move to a safer places or report to concern administrative officers for any queries.

As thunderstorm with heavy rain caused heavy damages to houses, power lines etc and caused road blockade at chimpu, near legi complex, near hotel punjabi dhaba by falling of trees, clear all road blockades and directed all admin officers to be alert and verify the actual damage reports and submit it to the DC. He also informed that man and machineries have also been kept ready for any kind of eventualities.

The DDMO Moromi Sonam informed that M/S TK engineering consortium Pvt ltd has been strictly directed by the DC ICC to clear the debris and mud accumulated by landslide immediately on their working areas. She further informed that all the stakeholders have been directed to play their respective roles and responsibilities before, during and after the monsoon. NDRF,Doimukh and SDRF chimpu also have been requested to station their personnels ready in case of any emergencies.

SP Capital SS Kalsi said that severe damaged of property have been reported from several parts of capital complex however no loss of life and causality have been reported as of now. SP Papum Pare while added that the situation is unlike same in his jurisdiction but damaged report have not been received yet.

Power Department, Capital Circle Superintending Engineer Rubu Tago said that due to heavy cyclone and Thunder and lightning and strong wind report of uprooting of electrical poles form several parts of capital complex and from entire district but he cannot disclosed the exact damaged places as reports are awaited however the power supply would be restored soon as the officials and technical’s including the engineers are on job and only be possible if the dammed portion is restored. Tago added.

Reports from Khonsa district headquarter of Tirap that heavy hailstorm have been experience in afternoon in the township and people have enjoyed and no loss of life and property have been reported so far as informed by a senior government officer to this daily.


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