GUWAHATI, March 27 - Residents of Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar have called upon the local administration to take steps in the run-up to the monsoon season to ensure that the problem of artificial flood and waterlogging does not affect the people of those localities again this year.
A team of citizens from Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar today met GMC Mayor Mrigen Sarania and other senior officials of the civic body and reiterated their old demand for construction of proper drainage facility on the western side of Rajgarh Road.
Local civic activists including Amulya Chandra Das and Sunil Nayak of Anil Nagar and Dwip Baruah of Nabin Nagar met the GMC Mayor today.
�We had earlier also submitted a memorandum to the civic body asking for certain actions to mitigate the problem of artificial flood and waterlogging at Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar. Today, during our meeting with the GMC Mayor, we reiterated our demands which include construction of proper drainage on the western side of Rajgarh Road connecting it with the Bharalu and setting up of a sluice gate and a pumping station in the area,� said Baruah.
He added that many �punctures have come up on Rajgarh Road through which stormwater seeps out and inundates Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar.�
�So, instead of allowing the stormwater to overflow, effort should be made to control it by the sluice gate and pump out the water by use of pumping station and connecting the drainage system of the area with Bharalu,� Baruah said. He said the GMC Mayor had assured the delegation of taking up the work in right earnest.