Itanagar: The three Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh, still stop from rest of the state for the 7th day, and the flood-hit Dhemaji in Assam are facing a calamity of petroleum products and other necessary commodities.
Regular supply of the products has come to stop since the past week after flash floods smashed a large section of the NH-52 at Gainadi in Dhemaji causing total disruption of surface communication on the route.
Floods have also battered a huge portion of the NF railway metre-gauge track in the same area. Prices of food stuff and essential commodities have shot up.
According to the reports, Depot owners in the 3 districts have failed to replenish stocks even after 5 days as the road via Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district is not feasible for fuel transportation.
The Border Roads Organization (BRO), commended with the responsibility of maintaining the highway, has not yet finished the renovation work. It has thus far completed only the widen of the highway linking Silapathar and Jonai-Ruksin in January this year.