PASIGHAT, July 4: Mariyang-Geku MLA Oni Panyang on Thursday inspected block points on Pasighat-Mariyang road, resulting from incessant rains in Upper Siang district.

Rain triggered landslides have completely disrupted the road near Geying village and Pongging View Point.

The damage to the road near Geying village is substantial, with a huge pile of debris and erosion of the road, Panyang said.

I have directed the PWD Highways to prioritize the area and expedite their efforts, he said.

If the weather is clear, the blockade can be cleared within five days, an official said.

The MLA disclosed that the blockade at Pongging View Point has been cleared and is now open to traffic.

He, however, advised people to avoid travelling during the monsoon.

“Your safety is our utmost priority, and it is crucial to minimize risks associated with road travel under these conditions. Please limit travel to emergency situations only,” he appealed.

Panyang praised the NHIDCL and others for restoring the road.

The double-lane NH-513 Pasighat-Mariyang-Yingkiong road, was constructed by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation in 2019.

It connects Tuting-Geling towns along the Sino-India border near the McMahon Line.

The construction works of the strategically important road is still on in between Yingkiong and Tuting.