Infrastructure collapse during monsoon months

Monsoon rains have exposed the poor quality and poor planning of various infrastructures like roads, bridges, electricity, etc. From the western areas of Kameng and Bameng, through Subansiri and Siang in central Arunachal, to the southern areas of Namsai, Tirap and Changlang, there were floods, landslides and mudslides, leading to road blockages.

Many roads to remote areas were cut off, resulting in marooned citizens and ration shortages in the remote villages. In some cases, mudslides and floods led to the loss of precious lives. The rains have converted the roads in the capital complex into a muddy, slippery mess. Even the recently constructed Yupia-Hoj-Potin road is in a dilapidated condition.

While constructing highways and roads in the state, it seems that earth-cutting, drainage, and adequate protection have not been planned and executed with foresight. This has led to the loosening of the hillsides, leading to landslides and mudslides. In addition to causing road blockages, these landslides and mudslides have resulted in loss of homes and properties. Many common Arunachalees have also contributed to mudslides and landslides by rampant earth-cutting for creating infrastructure without proper studies and analyses.