In view of heavy rockslides between Chumukedima Police Check post till New Chumukedima village on National Highway-29 in Dimapur district, the Nagaland Home department has informed that the stretch of road from Chathe River Bridge (Patkai Bridge) to Kukidolong has been closed from February 2 onwards till further orders, as a precautionary measure to prevent any injury, loss of life and damage to property.
“Anyone wishing to travel from Dimapur to Kohima/Manipur in a light and medium vehicle is hence advised to take the alternative route via 7th Mile (Chumukedima) – New D.C. office – Shokhuvi – Razaphe – Mhaikam – Pimla – Mhainamtsi – Jhornapani I Medziphema, and vice versa,” it said.
The above route is only for the movement of medium and light vehicles, the Home department said.
“Heavy vehicles will not be permitted to travel on this route. Hence, for the time being it is advised to all concerned that arrangements may be made for moving all the heavy vehicles carrying essential commodities towards Kohima and Manipur through Merapani – Doyang – Wokha (NH -2) – Kohima route, it further said. “Those heavy vehicles coming from north of Assam bound for Kohima and beyond may also take the same route,” it added.