Foot suspension bridges to China border washed away

By A O News Service

ITANAGAR | Jul 02 | Many foot wire suspension bridges (FWSBs) in Sarli circle of Kurung Kumey district which serve as lifeline for border villagers, particularly defence forces to travel to posts along Indo-China border  were washed away by massive flood, alerted Koloriang MLA-cum-Home Parliamentary Secretary Pani Taram.

This added to trail of devastations by the ongoing flood fury which has been destroying homes and hearts all over Arunachal Pradesh,  including twin capital cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun.

However, Koloriang AO correspondent  confirmed that due two  suspension bridges –  Sarli to Wabia and Sarli to Namjo connecting Walu, Sipe, Chene, Palo, Milli, Machane, Bala, Gane, Polosang, Kapu, Waru, Sarma, Riya, Vatline and Chulla besides the route for military patrolling along China border of Sarli area were washed away due to  heavy rainfall and landslide. This FWSBs are only means of communication to above villages.

Taram today strongly supported the demand of the villagers made to Kurung Kumey deputy commissioner to restore the FWSBs to provide succour to the villagers as well as defence personnel.

It would be worth mentioning here that a 210-metre steel suspension bridge was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on 17.02.17  at Kodak near Tuting, first bridge 30-km of f the international border  that benefitted Zido, Ngaming, Tasigaon, Simuge and Singa villages, all  located on the left bank of Siang.

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