Arunachal, May 31: Itanagar National Highway 415 (NH 415) near Sector D collapsed after heavy rain lashed the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh on Monday.
A portion of NH-415 in Itanagar has washed away near IG Park in the heart of the capital city, prompting netizens to question the quality of construction work done by the engineering company and the state government.
The construction of the portion of the national highway, connecting Naharlagun and Itanagar, was completed just two months ago with a total cost of Rs 180 crores.
The State has been witnessing Heavy Rain for two days and there have been reports of Landslide and waterlogging in several other Areas.
Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu has been under heavy fire since the incident took place with many Netizens taking to Twitter and slamming the poor Execution of the work done by the Contractors and officials.
Took part in the virtual function organised by @12bnndrf along with @CSArunachal, DG @NDRFHQ for planting 1000 saplings at Hollongi.
NDRF not only has been at the forefront in preserving the nature but also has been effectively helping to overcome the challenges caused by nature pic.twitter.com/TpSTaJFqJu
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) May 31, 2021
Several other locations in the state capital reported landslide and waterlogging. Rainwaters inundated the Akashdeep shopping complex while there was a landslide at the road connecting Government Higher Secondary School and upper C-Sector in Itanagar. Itanagar’s NH 415 collapsed after heavy rain lashed the State.