Itanagar: As incessant rains continued to lash the state capital region over the last few days, the Itanagar Capital Complex district administration on Sunday appealed to the people residing in vulnerable areas to vacate such areas and move to safer locations to avert any untoward happenings.
The heavy and incessant rains have caused landslides and flash floods at a few locations in the capital region today, official sources said.
The district administration issued an advisory urging the denizens to remain alert, especially during the monsoon and refrain from illegal earth-cutting and building houses near the rivers, streams, low-lying areas, etc.
“Though one cannot save himself from Mother Nature’s fury, however, man-made disasters can be avoided through various precautionary measures,” Itanagar Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner cum District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Chairman Talo Potom said.
The district administration has activated the District Emergency Operating Centre (DEOC), while stating that one can contact the DEOC at the toll-free numbers 1077, 878-7336331, 9436415828 in case of any eventuality.
Meanwhile, the DA has decided to restrict the movement of heavy motor vehicles, including loaded pickup trucks, passenger buses, etc through the Banderdewa-Nirjuli stretch of NH-415 due to the ‘ongoing remedy work of Nowbhanga Bridge at Dobam village, Banderdewa and the reports of scouring taking place due to inclement weather and incessant rain in the past few days’.
Movement of such vehicles shall be diverted through the Harrnoti-Gumto-Yupia and Bage Tinali-Doimukh-Gumto roads, till further orders.
Further, the general public of Banderdewa, Dobam, Karsingsa and adjoining areas and the LMVs, and two & three-wheelers plying through the Nirjuli-Karsingsa-Dobam-Banderdewa route were also advised to take due precautions while travelling through the said road stretch.