Although railway and road communication of Tripura with other states has been totally disrupted due to landslides at Lumding after heavy rainfall, adequate stock of necessary commodities are available.
Transport department and food department of Tripura are regularly monitoring the situation.
The Transport department’s secretary, L.H. Darlong and Food department’a secretary, Sorodindu Choudhary have highlighted various strategies taken by these departments in the context of natural disaster at Secretariat on Thursday during press conference.
Mr Darlong, Transport department’s secretary said that road communication has been disrupted due to a landslide at Lumbing, which is located in Khasi Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya.
The landslide occurred due to heavy rainfall over past two days.
Therefore, the alternative route of Kolkata-Agartala is chosen for transportation, which passes through Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh.
The transport department has requested Shyamali Transport corporation to start two buses in the route so that problems of travellers can be reduced.
The department has also requested deputy High commissioner to approve visa of travellers.
On the other hand, CM Dr Manik Saha has sent a letter to the Central Civil Aviation ministry to provide extra planes.
He also requested the ministry to control the flight fare of different airlines for the public of Tripura.
Mr Darlong further stated that regular communication is being made with deputy commissioner of Khasi Hills so that road can be repaired quickly and transportation becomes normal after rain stops.
Sorodindu Choudhary, Food department’s secretary said that sufficient stock of necessary commodities including gas, diesel and petrol are available in Tripura.
Moreover, the department has kept regular communication with the Food Corporation of India and IOCL so that necessary actions could be taken based on the situation.