GUWAHATI, July 5 � The Kamrup Metro district administration has decided to constitute a co-ordination committee to expedite development works of various departments under one roof.
This was discussed in a meeting between officials and councillors of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) which was held at the office of Deputy Commissioner Kamrup Metro here yesterday.
The meeting was chaired by Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) Dr M Angamuthu.
The DC spoke about the eviction drive that has been taking place since past five days to clear all water channels.
Angamuthu said that 366 landslide prone areas in the city have been identified by the experts of Assam Engineering College.
He requested people in these 366 vulnerable spots spread in 19 hilly areas of the city to shift to safer localities for the duration of the monsoon.
He, however, added that no eviction drive will be carried out in these 366 places.
The DC sought co-operation from the councillors to create awareness among the people regarding the issue.
Angamuthu told the councillors that the district administration has already directed all commercial establishments to keep dustbins in front of their establishment and requested the elected representatives to maintain strict vigil in this regard.
It is worthwhile to note that with regard to the 366 landslide prone localities, the district administration had earlier tasked 10 NGOs to sensitize the people about the threat posed by landslide and to request them to move to safer locations.
The NGOs are Disaster Management Society which has been put in charge of Narakasur, Kalapahar, Dakhin Gaon and Garbhanga areas, Clean Environment Organization (Jalukbari and Lankeswar), Swaniyojan Sangha (Kamakhya, Nilachal, Maligaon and Santipur), NEST (Kahilipara, Christian Basti, Birubari, Fatashil and Koinadhara hills), Zenith Foundation (Santipur and Gotanagar), Saraighat Human Worship (Kharguli, Nabaghara and Sukleswar), Jyoti Darpan (Noonmati and Sunsali), People�s World (Narengi), Foundation for Sustainable Development (Khanapara and Hengrabari) and We Care Foundation (Sarania Hills).