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Afternoon shower throws life out of gear in city

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GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - An hour-long heavy shower this afternoon caused waterlogging in various parts of Guwahati, which was followed by traffic congestion on most of the main roads of the city. The rain was followed by power cuts that continued till late in the evening.

According to a report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), after the rain partial waterlogging took place in Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Lachit Nagar, B Barooah Road, GNB Road and Chandmari areas in the central part of the city under the Guwahati revenue circle.

A similar situation prevailed in the eastern part of the city in areas like Juripar, Panjabari, Veterinary Field road, Sixmile and Rukminigaon under the Dispur circle. Under the same circle, waterlogging also took place in Hatigaon and Odalbakra areas.

District administration sources informed that waterlogging took place mainly due to incomplete drainage and de-siltation work.

In many areas of the city, contractors appointed by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) have been carrying out construction of drains, which create barriers in the flow of water and cause waterlogging, the sources said.

On the other hand, Dispur is yet to formulate a solution to mitigate the disaster caused by the water flowing down from the hills of Meghalaya, which is the main reason for waterlogging in Rukminigaon, Juripar, Panjabari and Khanapara areas of the city. Even in the Jorabat area, the district administration had carried out an eviction drive a few days ago to mitigate the problem, but today�s waterlogging proved the attempt futile.

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Afternoon shower throws life out of gear in city

GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - An hour-long heavy shower this afternoon caused waterlogging in various parts of Guwahati, which was followed by traffic congestion on most of the main roads of the city. The rain was followed by power cuts that continued till late in the evening.

According to a report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), after the rain partial waterlogging took place in Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Lachit Nagar, B Barooah Road, GNB Road and Chandmari areas in the central part of the city under the Guwahati revenue circle.

A similar situation prevailed in the eastern part of the city in areas like Juripar, Panjabari, Veterinary Field road, Sixmile and Rukminigaon under the Dispur circle. Under the same circle, waterlogging also took place in Hatigaon and Odalbakra areas.

District administration sources informed that waterlogging took place mainly due to incomplete drainage and de-siltation work.

In many areas of the city, contractors appointed by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) have been carrying out construction of drains, which create barriers in the flow of water and cause waterlogging, the sources said.

On the other hand, Dispur is yet to formulate a solution to mitigate the disaster caused by the water flowing down from the hills of Meghalaya, which is the main reason for waterlogging in Rukminigaon, Juripar, Panjabari and Khanapara areas of the city. Even in the Jorabat area, the district administration had carried out an eviction drive a few days ago to mitigate the problem, but today�s waterlogging proved the attempt futile.

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