Manipur cut-off due to landslide, bridge damaged

Manipur cut-off due to  landslide, bridge damaged
A tipper crossing the broken bridge over Barak River on Sunday. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Jul 8 | Publish Date: 7/9/2018 12:31:48 AM IST
Manipur has been cut off with the rest of the country after a massive landslide triggered by rains damaged NH 29 at Kohima (Nagaland) and a Barak bridge along Imphal-Jiribam sector of NH -37 was damaged on Sunday.
According to reports a bridge on Barak River in Noney district damaged when a truck carrying stones for railway line construction was crossing today, at around 11 am. 
Following the incident, heavy vehicles coming coming towards Imphal from Jiribam as well as those proceeding towards Jiribam from Imphal have been stranded.
Normal vehicular movement along the Imphal-Jiribam section of NH-37 has also been affected. However, light vehicles including passenger service vehicles were taking the old bridge on the same river.
It may take at least one week to repair the bridge, the reports added.
Reports also said the Imphal-bound vehicles were stranded at Kohima and beyond after a massive landslide along the highway at Kohima.
No Imphal-bound vehicle coming from other parts of the state along NH-2 entered Manipur for the day, said a police source here.

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