Kohima, Oct 29 : The National Highway 29, lifeline of Nagaland and Manipur continued to block for the 11th day today due to mudslides and ongoing restoration works at multiple locations, resulting in cut-off Kohima and the entire state of Manipur.
Kohima Police has issued a traffic advisory by the PRO of Kohima Police directed the commuters travelling between Kohima and Dimapur that the heavy vehicles including vehicles transporting essential commodities proceeding towards Dimapur and vice versa to take the route via Kohima-Zhadima-Phekerkriema-Nuland.
One way traffic will be enforced on this route. It said that traffic from Kohima to Dimapur will be allowed to ply from midnight to 6AM while traffic from Dimapur to Kohima will be allowed from 12 PM in the afternoon to 6 PM. All passenger buses take the route from Kohima-Tsiesema (10th Mile)-Paducah. Meanwhile, all light vehicles proceeding towards Dimapur and vice versa have been directed to take the route from Kohima-Jotsoma-Khonoma-Mezoma-Zubza.
Dimapur Police also issued an advisory directing all Kohima bound Light Motor Vehicles to take the alternate route via 7th mile (new DC office) – Shokhuvi - Razaphe – Mhaikam – Pimla – Mhainamtsai – Jhornapani /Medziphema. It further informed all local trucks and buses bound for other districts of the state from Dimapur to take the Patkai bridge-Seethamma-Niuland – Zhadima route. The PRO, Dimapur Police further notified that the entry time of local trucks into Dimapur town from Dillai and Newfield check-gate will be relaxed from 12:00 – 6:00 PM.
In another circular, the Dimapur Deputy Commissioner informed that total restriction from Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to New Chumoukedima (Pakala Pahar Bridge) has been extended from 10:30 PM to 5:00 AM till November 24.
“The restriction of movement is regretted. However, to avoid loss of life, property and other injuries this restriction has been imposed as a preventive measure,” the DC stated, while seeking cooperation from the public. DC further said that all movement will be restricted from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM and from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM in order to facilitate the use of explosives till November 5. (UNI)