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Landslides along Peren road halts transportation
Published on 23 Sep. 2010 12:40 AM IST
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Owing to incessant rain, nearly one-third segment of the road from Jalukie to Peren headquarter has been affected by landslides and soil erosion.
According to sources, the lifeline of the ‘rice bowl’ district which is in anticipation of rejoicing its traditional fiesta in conjunction with the road show, conceivably would have to wear the shabby look for at least a year if at all government fails to act on time.
It also stated that incessant rainfall evidently caused heavy damage on the road with soil mounds emerging from the slopes and pot-holes in the middle of the road. Keeping all this in mind, sources added that the all-season road needs proper functioning with proper drainage system to avoid inundation as the ultimate victims were the travelers plying on this stretch.
Most passengers were seen loitering around with a weary look in Jalukie and Peren taxi stands and business running at an all time low since public transportation and trucks ferrying essential goods to the district headquarter came almost to a halt for nearly two days, added the source.
While seeking help from the government, it stated the extent of damage was enormous that the government would have to pump in some substantial amount to settle the situation. It further opined that despite the pitiable condition, the department seemed positively working to bring life back to normal along with the commuters who have been voluntarily helping in repairing the road in all segments.
It also expressed that the general public have been tolerant and cooperative in tackling with the situation as the district is looking forward to celebrating their biggest traditional carnival.

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