Due to continuous rain for the last 3 days, a landslide occurred at NH-6, and due to this, the Guwahati-Barak connecting road was disrupted.
As per reports, thousands of vehicles are still stuck in the middle of the road. So far, no causalities have been reported.
Talking to Twitter, East Jaintia Hills Police Said – “Due to the unrelenting heavy downpour, some parts of the road on NH06 under Lumshnong Police Station has been badly damaged, & Heavy Motor Vehicles would be unable to pass.”
UPDATE ON NH06 as of 9 AM of 16/06/2022.
Due to d unrelenting heavy downpour, some parts of the road on NH06 under Lumshnong Police Station has been badly damaged, & Heavy Motor Vehicles would be unable to pass. @MeghalayaPolice. @CMO_Meghalaya@lrbishnoiips@airnews_shi pic.twitter.com/ab8qzx7DNa
— 🇮🇳 East Jaintia Hills Police 🇮🇳 (@ejhpolice) June 16, 2022
It is worth mentioning that NH-6 is one of the most important highways for both Brahmaputra valley and Barak valley. This road connects the state capital to the Barak valley.
IMPORTANT UPDATE AND ALERT.
Due to the continuous heavy down pour, some parts of the NH06 under Lumshnong Police Station is witnessing minor flash floods . We request travels to avoid taking this route tonight if possible.@MeghalayaPolice@CMO_Meghalaya @lrbishnoiips pic.twitter.com/wUQMprzLtr
— 🇮🇳 East Jaintia Hills Police 🇮🇳 (@ejhpolice) June 15, 2022
The majority of the goods have been carried via this route.
It is also reported that several other landslides occurred in Sonapur and Lumshnong on the NH-10 last night. Other north-eastern states – Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur also have been affected by the floods.
Meanwhile, in a new statement, the Indian Metrological Department issued that heavy rainfall might continue for few more days.