Water Resources Minister Shri Letpao Haokip today inspected flood-damaged areas in Kangpokpi district. He was accompanied by Social Welfare Minister and Kangpokpi AC MLA Smt Nemcha Kipgen.
The ministers first visited Makuli area under Champhai sub-division of Kangpokpi district, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Dr Rangitabali Waikhom. There, they inspected the two bridges that were damaged by the mudslide caused by the heavy rain and the flood. The two bridges, both RCC, were built as a part of the PMGSY-funded Makuli road. Several sections of the said road were also blocked by debris of the landslide and other several portions being pushed down.
It may be mentioned that Makuli is the area where river Kali originates and this river joins the Imphal River flowing through the Imphal-Dimapur road at Kangpokpi bazaar area. Hence, it is quite instrumental in the recent occurrence of massive flood in the valley area.
Speaking to the media persons, Shri Letpao said that the villagers of that area are quite worried that more landslides and mudslides may occur again. He assured that his department and the state government in general will extend all possible assistances with all the available resources, and appealed them not to get panicked.
The Water Resources minister further added that his department and the RDPR will take more initiative in the restoration works as the matter is in the domain of the said two departments. Having said so, he appealed all the departments and the officials of the district administration to render full co-operation in the restoration and preventive works related to flood, and to keep aside differences, if there is any. Later, the ministers also halted for a while to inspect the flood-affected bank of river Kali at Kali bridge area of NH-2.
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