ITANAGAR, June 29 – The flood situation in Arunachal Pradesh remained grim today, though the water level of most of the major rivers are showing a receding trend as over a hundred villages across the State lay submerged.
An Indian Air Force chopper rescued 185 marooned villagers from Bijoypur I and III villages in Changlang district yesterday, official sources said.
The worst-affected districts are Changlang, Lohit, Dibang Valley and East Siang.
The sources said that Changlang district deputy commissioner was monitoring the relief and rescue operation in Bordumsa and Bijoypur areas. Noa Dehing river had started to recede gradually, sources said.
The Dharmapur area of Kharsang circle remained cut off from the rest of the world with reports of extensive damages to flood control structures, he said.
The torrential rains have caused extensive damage to Sipo and Sikut hydel projects and affected water supply in the district.
Surface communication with Itanagar was also disrupted following breach of a portion of the NH 52-A at Karsingsa following erosion by the turbulent Dikrong river.
Traffic to and fro Itanagar has been diverted to the Nirjuli-Doimukh-Gumto-Harmuti route and it would take several days to restore
the road, PWD (Highway) chief engineer Bora Ete informed. – PTI