Sielmat/Lungthulien (zoramobserver.com): Villagers from two hamlets in remote corner of Manipur are seeking Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s personal intervention in restoring road link to their villages which have been cut off since June 28.
Due to the heavy rains last month and the subsequent landslides in Pherzawl District, two villages – Sipuikawn and Ruonglevairuo (Tipaimukh) – were also cut off from rest of the state.
A massive landslide hit the Tipaimukh Road section between Lungthulien and Sipuikawn and no repair works have been initiated by the authorities.
“We urge the state government’s assistance and everyone to help us convey our message to the concerned authorities so that road service can be restored at the earliest. We have been facing problems like food and water supplies in a along time now,” said a villager authority member.
Village Authority (VA) members and youths from these villages tried their best to repair the road, but they couldn’t restore the road link.
“Only heavy machines like JCBs can clear the rocks to make new path,” villagers told zoramobserver.com.
False rumours about the road being repaired
Recently, there was a viral post on Facebook that this section of the national highway has been repaired. Villagers, however, confirmed that the “Facebook post by some people is completely false”.