GUWAHATI, July 28 � The anti-encroachment drive by the Kamrup Metro district administration today entered the fifth week with action taken regarding removal of illegal construction and clearing up of water-bodies at a number of locations across the city.
Civic staff today demolished 37 concrete slabs illegally constructed above the NBCC drain between Nepali Basti and Gopal Bazar and also continued clearing up and dredging of water-bodies including Bharalu, Mora Bharalu, Bahini, Basistha and Pamohi rivers.
Besides, work on the revenue survey being undertaken in and near water-bodies as well as low-lying localities also continued.
Meanwhile, the Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) today organized a public awareness meeting on electrical power safety at the Sanatan Dharma Sabha compound at Senduri Ali in cooperation with the district administration, said an official communique.
Citizens, civil society groups and other bodies of Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Tarun Nagar and the RG Baruah road areas were present at the event.
Technical experts spoke on ways to prevent electrical short-circuits and on safety measures to be adopted with regard to electrical items during artificial floods and water-logging.
It is noteworthy that electrical short-circuit was a major reason for fatalities during last month�s calamitous deluge in the city.
The meeting today started by paying tributes to those victims who had passed away due to electrical short-circuit during the deluge.
Technical experts also briefed the audience on first-aid measures to be adopted in case of injury to anyone during such situations. They urged the public to abide by the guidelines with regard to electrical safety measures.
The district administration has directed the APDCL to inspect and issue safety certificates for electric poles and transformers in flood-prone areas, officials said.
The public awareness event was attended by Kamrup Metro Additional Deputy Commissioner Mukta Nath Saikia, election officer Chinmoy Phukan and Dispur Circle Officer Chinmoy Nath, said the statement.