Incessant rains in the last 60 hours have wreaked havoc in Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts with road communications being disrupted in many places and the people facing trouble in their day-to-day life.
In West Karbi Anglong, the Dongkamukam-Kheroni PWD road is reeling under flood water and the vehicular movement has come to a standstill for the last 12 hours. The people of Telohor area are having harrowing time in communicating through the road, particularly women and school students.
Artificial floods have occurred at several places where wooden bridges are being replaced by RCC bridges but the projects are still not completed.
One such place is Telohor on the Dongkamokam-Kheroni road. Although the vehicular communication is completely cut off, people are seen crossing the under-construction RCC bridge by means of temporary bamboo scaffolding constructed by someone.
Women with babies in their arms, men with school-going children on their back and carrying burdens were seen dangerously crossing the under-construction RCC bridge over Telohor rivulet on the Dongkamokam-Kheroni PWD road. The commuters also vent their anger on the authority for not completing the bridge for the last several years.
People communicating on the NEC road in West Karbi Anglong are also facing a lot of problems due to non-completion of the road. There are several stretches in the road where artificial floods have occurred.
In Karbi Anglong district, the plain areas under Langpher MAC (Member of Autonomous Council) constituency have been flooded due to continuous rains in the last 60 hours. Many stretches of the road have been flooded due to which people are having problems in communication.
The road at Bahoni Adarsha to Teteliguri and Konjuk Athoi is also reeling under flood water and an under-construction subway culvert has been washed away at Bahoni Adarsha. Flood waters have entered many houses in Balijan area of Bakaliaghat town.
Bhuin Bali Bidyakshetra, a school in the locality, has remained shut due to flood. Local MAC, Ramsing Timung and Phuloni MAC Dorsing Ronghang have visited the area to take stock of the situation.