GUWAHATI, June 2 � Lakhimpur DC Dr Anuwaruddin Choudhury inspected a few river bundh schemes of Singra river on Thursday and took stock of a number of breached portions that had changed its course and flow towards Doolahat Tea Estate causing damage to the whole area alongwith PWD road from Phulbari to Doolahat Bazar. The river subsequently merges with Bukanadi and Pabha.
Water Resource Department personnel of Lakhimpur while accompanying the DC disclosed that if the river course is not diverted to its original place, about 25 villages alongwith huge area of cultivable land, public and private properties will be damaged.
Accordingly, as per verbal instruction of higher authority, temporary works of constructing coffer dams etc is going on in war-footing to avert further devastation before the ensuing flood season. Dr Choudhury directed the departmental officials to initiate prompt measures to close the incompleted breached portions before onset of floods.
During inspection, the executive engineer of the Water Resource Department, Indrajit Kuli, ADC Rupak Gupta and other officials were also present, an official release received here stated.