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Gai, Jiadhal floods breach NH-52 again

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 24 � Fresh floodwaters of the Gai and Jiadhal rivers have washed away portions of the National Highway (NH)-52 at Gainadi and Samarajan areas respectively and, thus, disrupted the road link between Dhemaji district and the rest of the country.

It is pertinent to mention here that the rail link of the district with the rest of the country is severed since the Gai river damaging the rail track in the Gainadi area on August 15 last.

Sources in the Dhemaji district administration told this newspaper that the Gai river washed away the subway laid by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Gainadi area this morning. The river washed away the subway after its gushing flood water breached the guide bund laid by the BRO recently to divert the river course to its original channel between the railway bridge and the NH-52 bridge in the area.

It needs mention here that the Gai river had taken to a new course by breaching the guide bund and washing away a portion of the NH-52 in the area on August 15 last following incessant rains in the hills of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Jiadhal floodwaters also washed away a portion of the NH-52 in Samarajan area early morning today. Earlier, the Jiadhal had washed way the western end approach of an RCC bridge on the Gogamukh-Dhakuwakhana-Machkhowa- Dhemaji State Highway at Butikor on August 15 last.

NDRF personnel and District administration volunteers have been deployed in the Gainadi and Samarajan areas to rescue the marooned people.

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Gai, Jiadhal floods breach NH-52 again

GUWAHATI, Sept 24 � Fresh floodwaters of the Gai and Jiadhal rivers have washed away portions of the National Highway (NH)-52 at Gainadi and Samarajan areas respectively and, thus, disrupted the road link between Dhemaji district and the rest of the country.

It is pertinent to mention here that the rail link of the district with the rest of the country is severed since the Gai river damaging the rail track in the Gainadi area on August 15 last.

Sources in the Dhemaji district administration told this newspaper that the Gai river washed away the subway laid by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Gainadi area this morning. The river washed away the subway after its gushing flood water breached the guide bund laid by the BRO recently to divert the river course to its original channel between the railway bridge and the NH-52 bridge in the area.

It needs mention here that the Gai river had taken to a new course by breaching the guide bund and washing away a portion of the NH-52 in the area on August 15 last following incessant rains in the hills of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Jiadhal floodwaters also washed away a portion of the NH-52 in Samarajan area early morning today. Earlier, the Jiadhal had washed way the western end approach of an RCC bridge on the Gogamukh-Dhakuwakhana-Machkhowa- Dhemaji State Highway at Butikor on August 15 last.

NDRF personnel and District administration volunteers have been deployed in the Gainadi and Samarajan areas to rescue the marooned people.