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GUWAHATI, Jan 24 � Winter season being ideal for carrying out the repair and construction work of the drainage system of the city, people are expecting the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to take up the work in the entire city as soon as possible.

In the summer of 2010, Guwahati witnessed worst of the artificial floods almost in every part of the city and the citizen had to face immense problems after every spell of shower.

However, the sewerage cleaning still remains a neglected work during the winter season that aggravates the situation during monsoons.

�Artificial flood is one of the biggest civic problems of the city. However, the authorities are least bothered about the problem during the dry winter season, whereas it is the best period to clean and repair the sewerage system. There is no use in taking up repair work once the monsoons start,� Manas Chouwdhuri, a resident of Anil Nagar area, said.

Anil Nagar and Tarun Nagar areas are among the localities that are worst hit by the problem of water logging in the city.

�Countless memorandums have been submitted by the people of our area to the authorities concerned, who shed their responsibilities citing the reason of paucity of funds or asking us to approach some other government agencies. A serious lack of co-ordination between several government departments and agencies like the PWD, Water Resource Department, GMC, GMDA etc., has made things more complicated for the common people,� a local of Tarun Nagar area said.

Sources from the GMC however, said that both the corporation and the PWD are constructing drains in some of the interior lanes and bye-lanes of the city, to reduce the flash-flood problem in Guwahati.

�In some of the artificial flood affected areas like parts of Saraniya and Kahilipara etc., drain construction work were taken up to fix the problem before the rainy season. Moreover, repair work is also going on in many parts of the city,� he said.

�Drain cleaning work would also be taken up in a big way once the construction work is complete,� the sources added.

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Citizens expect GMC to take up drain repair

GUWAHATI, Jan 24 � Winter season being ideal for carrying out the repair and construction work of the drainage system of the city, people are expecting the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to take up the work in the entire city as soon as possible.

In the summer of 2010, Guwahati witnessed worst of the artificial floods almost in every part of the city and the citizen had to face immense problems after every spell of shower.

However, the sewerage cleaning still remains a neglected work during the winter season that aggravates the situation during monsoons.

�Artificial flood is one of the biggest civic problems of the city. However, the authorities are least bothered about the problem during the dry winter season, whereas it is the best period to clean and repair the sewerage system. There is no use in taking up repair work once the monsoons start,� Manas Chouwdhuri, a resident of Anil Nagar area, said.

Anil Nagar and Tarun Nagar areas are among the localities that are worst hit by the problem of water logging in the city.

�Countless memorandums have been submitted by the people of our area to the authorities concerned, who shed their responsibilities citing the reason of paucity of funds or asking us to approach some other government agencies. A serious lack of co-ordination between several government departments and agencies like the PWD, Water Resource Department, GMC, GMDA etc., has made things more complicated for the common people,� a local of Tarun Nagar area said.

Sources from the GMC however, said that both the corporation and the PWD are constructing drains in some of the interior lanes and bye-lanes of the city, to reduce the flash-flood problem in Guwahati.

�In some of the artificial flood affected areas like parts of Saraniya and Kahilipara etc., drain construction work were taken up to fix the problem before the rainy season. Moreover, repair work is also going on in many parts of the city,� he said.

�Drain cleaning work would also be taken up in a big way once the construction work is complete,� the sources added.

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