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Artificial floods submerge Dibrugarh

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DIBRUGARH, Sept 24 - Going by the magnitude of persistent flash flood in the town, the inhabitants here can only conclude that those at the helm of affairs have failed to come up with a lasting solution to the problem.

There is barely any locality that has remained unaffected by the rain-induced artificial flood. The flood waters have submerged major roads and lanes of the town, besides entering the living rooms of the denizens at several areas of the municipality. The town is often crippled by this frequent artificial flood during the monsoon season.

Certain sections of the AT Road, Mancotta Road, TR Phukan Road, KC Gogoi Path, Convoy Road, NH-37 and lanes within the residential areas of the municipality turn into streams overnight due to the inundation. The deluge has also become a major cause of traffic snarls, especially during the peak hours. It has also made the city very unhygienic. Normal life has been largely affected as movement has become impossible sans conveyance.

The worst affected by this artificial flood are often the residents of Gangapara, Bagchipara, Pathanpatty, Amolapatty, Graham Bazar, Seujpur, Naliapool, Boiragimoth, Kodomoni, Gandhinagar, Vishnunagar, Bhola Nath Road, Running Shed Gate, Milan Nagar, Santipara, West Chowkidinghee, Mollukubasa, Railway Colony, Police Reserve, etc.

The residents of the municipality here have been subject to this disaster for the past several years. The least the authorities are seen executing during such deluge are using pumps to drain out water and moving mechanical excavators and workmen to clear the clogged drains.

Dibrugarh Municipal Board chairperson Soma Chakrovorty, when contacted, told this correspondent that workers and excavators were already engaged in draining out the stagnant flood waters. �But tomorrow we are going to do it in a larger scale with more manpower,� she said.

It needs mention here that the construction of the Dibrugarh town protection drain and the roadside drains has remained incomplete. Concerned citizens here have also questioned the logic of increasing the height of footpaths on roadsides without clearing drains and leaving no proper exits for rainwater to drain out.

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Artificial floods submerge Dibrugarh

DIBRUGARH, Sept 24 - Going by the magnitude of persistent flash flood in the town, the inhabitants here can only conclude that those at the helm of affairs have failed to come up with a lasting solution to the problem.

There is barely any locality that has remained unaffected by the rain-induced artificial flood. The flood waters have submerged major roads and lanes of the town, besides entering the living rooms of the denizens at several areas of the municipality. The town is often crippled by this frequent artificial flood during the monsoon season.

Certain sections of the AT Road, Mancotta Road, TR Phukan Road, KC Gogoi Path, Convoy Road, NH-37 and lanes within the residential areas of the municipality turn into streams overnight due to the inundation. The deluge has also become a major cause of traffic snarls, especially during the peak hours. It has also made the city very unhygienic. Normal life has been largely affected as movement has become impossible sans conveyance.

The worst affected by this artificial flood are often the residents of Gangapara, Bagchipara, Pathanpatty, Amolapatty, Graham Bazar, Seujpur, Naliapool, Boiragimoth, Kodomoni, Gandhinagar, Vishnunagar, Bhola Nath Road, Running Shed Gate, Milan Nagar, Santipara, West Chowkidinghee, Mollukubasa, Railway Colony, Police Reserve, etc.

The residents of the municipality here have been subject to this disaster for the past several years. The least the authorities are seen executing during such deluge are using pumps to drain out water and moving mechanical excavators and workmen to clear the clogged drains.

Dibrugarh Municipal Board chairperson Soma Chakrovorty, when contacted, told this correspondent that workers and excavators were already engaged in draining out the stagnant flood waters. �But tomorrow we are going to do it in a larger scale with more manpower,� she said.

It needs mention here that the construction of the Dibrugarh town protection drain and the roadside drains has remained incomplete. Concerned citizens here have also questioned the logic of increasing the height of footpaths on roadsides without clearing drains and leaving no proper exits for rainwater to drain out.