Namchi, 20th October: District Collector (South) Mr M Bharani accompanied by Additional District Collector (South) Mr Anant Jain, Divisional Engineer ( Smart City), District Project Officer(South), Councillors of NMC visited disaster-affected sites within Namchi to assess the quantum of damages.
At the outset, they visited the slide at Namchi View Point. The Police personnel have been deputed to manage traffic. They instructed the supervisor to refrain from dumping debris below the slide as several households lie below that stretch and it posed threat to them.
The team then visited Middle Ghurpisey major slide has occurred below Kali Mandir. There was an urgent need to construct a retaining wall to avert further damage. The slide near the adjoining houses was also verified.
The team then visited Tinzir where the major issue of the sinking of the area insinuated by surface runoff water had become a menace. The team inspected the entire area. The DC has directed the DE Smart City to come up with a strategy/plan to construct a drain along the pedestrian footpath in the area to prevent damages to adjoining houses.
At Dambudara, the link road connecting, Kamrang with Dambudara, the formation had been completely washed out with the collapse of the retaining wall along with CH 1. As such it was decided that mitigation measures would be sought from Mines & Geology Department. Further landed property has been badly damaged along with standing crops.
The drain connecting Namchi Bazar to Lower Tinzir was also inspected. It was seen that the sides of the drain had been completely washed out and posed a serious threat to structures above it. As such it was decided that a meeting with DE Water Resource and River Development, DE Smart City would be conducted to chalk out mitigation measures for the entire area to prevent impending disaster shortly.
The team also inspected a partially damaged house at Upper Ghurpisey. AE Water Resource and River Development had already assessed the cause of damage and it was learnt that the runoff water from the hill above had caused damage. Mitigation measures for the same would be discussed with the concerned Department for onward submission.