NAGAON, May 7 - People of greater Kaliabor subdivision are likely to face the menace of floods during the upcoming monsoon season since the department concerned has not been able to complete the repair as well as the construction of the breached portion of the Borghuli ring bund on the mighty Brahmaputra due to the ongoing lockdown.
According to a highly-placed source in the State Water Resources department, the repair works of the breached portion of the Borghuli ring bund will not be completed this time and the contractor concerned has not been able to get time to complete it on time due to the ongoing lockdown.
Moreover, even if the department concerned as well as the contractor start the work after the lockdown, they will not be able to complete it before the commencement of the monsoon season. However, the other repair works on the main embankment of the mighty river near Borghuli ring bund will be completed before the season starts, it claimed.
The source, however, said that the people of the subdivision should not worry for any devastation because of the breached portion of the ring bund since only 190 hectares of crop field is likely to be affected during the flood period.
Notably, 7000 hectares of crop field under the subdivision will be saved due to the completion of repair works on the main embankment near Borghuli ring bund, the source claimed adding further that the department concerned was a bit late in issuing the work order to the contractor concerned this time due to which the contractor could start the work on time.
It may be mentioned here that the government had sanctioned Rs 48 crore for reconstruction of the embankment and improvement of Borghuli ring bund including anti-erosion measures.
It is expected that the repair works on the main embankment of Brahmaputra river will be completed before May 30 next. But it is not possible to complete the reconstruction of the breached portion of the ring bund.