DIBRUGARH, Sept 26 - Following a massive erosion of the embankment at Paanchali area under Dibrugarh East revenue circle by the Brahmaputra, the Water Resource department today mobilized all its resources to contain the erosion at two separate stretches of the newly-constructed Dibrugarh Town Protection dyke.
The erosion, which has somewhat unleashed panic in the city, is hardly few metres away from the town. As immediate steps several tree branches and bags filled with sands were being dumped at the erosion point. Deep Pegu, the Executive Engineer of the Water Resource Department said that as emergency measures steps have been taken to contain the erosion with geo bags and �A� shaped porcupine structures.
Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri who rushed to the erosion site this afternoon directed the Water Resources department to expedite the anti-erosion works. She exuded confidence that the erosion will be checked. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) project officer of the district Dipjyoti Hatikakoty told The Assam Tribune that a large chunk of the earth was indeed getting eroded at Paanchali area as the river water was receding. �Protection works are in full swing and people need not panic,� he said.