GUWAHATI, Jan 29 � Assuring the people of Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar regarding the flood mitigation measures taken up in the area, GMDA Chairman Dhiren Baruah said that the cross culvert construction project at Zoo-Tiniali would be rectified if necessary.
The State government has put a halt on the project to redress the grievances of the people, who were apprehensive about the construction of the culvert, fearing that it would aggravate the flash flood problem in Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar areas.
Baruah told The Assam Tribune that the project would be re-evaluated by the expert committees and special care would be taken to address the points raised by the people.
�Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister MGVK Bhanu has also assured the people that if necessary the project would be rectified by digging the gradient at equal elevation on both eastern and western sides. Moreover, several other measures are being taken to address the artificial flood problem of Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar,� he added.
In a recent meeting between GMDA and several public organizations and welfare committees including Nabin Nagar Welfare Society, Sanatan Dharma Sabha, Sankardev Sewa Samity, Madhya Pub Nabin Nagar Welfare Society the issue was discussed at length and consensus was reached over the installation of four high power booster pumps in the area to pump out flood water in two hours.
�Whereas the long term measures are being taken up to solve the waterlogging problem of the city, some immediate measures are also being taken up to provide relief to the people during the monsoons,� Baruah added.