Berhampur, August 13 (LocalWire): The road communication between Baliguda and Tumudibandh was disrupted today after a diversion on National Highway 59 was washed away at Bataguda in Kandhamal district due to heavy inflow of water owing to heavy rains in the region from last night.
The diversion was recently repaired by National Highway engineers after it was washed away last week due to heavy rains.
‘We had repaired it and traffic was restored. But due to heavy rains since Monday night, the diversion was inundated with water flowing a metre above the diversion today morning,’ said executive engineer, NH (Berhampur) Satya Sahu.
He said repair work would only be taken up after water receded.
Block Development Officer, Tumudibandh, Jaydev Das and other officers were assessing the situation.