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Road communication to be restored by evening

Written by: Staff
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Agartala, June 17 (UNI) Supply of essential commodities to Tripura will get back to normal with traffic commencing its flow on National Highway (NH) 44.

The state remained cut-off for almost six days by road after a bridge at Sonarpur in Meghalaya was washed away and landslides at 20 places along the NH in Assam and Meghalaya.

Official sources here today said the railway link would be restored from next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the state government has directed temporary rationing of petroleum products and directed the police and Food Department officials to keep a strict vigil against any black marketing and hoarding of essential commodities.

According to sources, more than 400 trucks remained stranded at different points along the NH.

The Chief Engineer of the Shillong Division of the BRTF had informed the SFD that the restoration work of the Sonarpur bridge was taken up on a war-footing and the road is expected to reopen by this evening.

The railway and the road link in the entire region were disrupted since June 12 following heavy rain, flood and landslides.

UNI PD BA KD RN1719

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