Rebuild bridge to restore road link to Shi-Yomi: Sona to BRO

ITANAGAR, Jun 04: Assembly Speaker Pasang D Sona on Thursday urged Border Road Organization (BRO) to immediately restore strategic Sikam Sibu Bridge near Yapik village in Shi-Yomi district.

Sona made the request by informing that the bridge was completely washed away due to torrential rainfall during June 2 and 3 intervening night had triggered flash flood resulting in snapping away communication of the district from the rest of the state, particularly from West Siang HQs Aalo to Mechuka.

Thus, Sona through social media had urged commuters not to travel through that road without proper knowledge about its status.

Sona, in a letter to BRO’s Project Brahmank chief engineer on Thursday said that Aalo-Mechukha road is lifeline of the district for movement of people & defense personnel, transportation of essential commodities, life saving drugs and construction materials.

Supply of essential items and evacuation of emergency patients through sortie will also not be possible due to inclement weather, he said and stressed on early restoration of the important bridge on war footing to facilitate smooth traffic movement, particularly tackling emergency medical cases, including COVID-19 situation. (PRO)

AONS adds: The bridge restoration is important as it links Mechuka administrative unit that touches McMahon Line that demarcates India and China border. Shi-Yomi district, created on 09.12.18 by bifurcating from West Siang district with Tato as its headquarters, comprises four administrative units including Tato, Pidi and Monigong.

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