GUWAHATI, May 5 - Incessant rainfall due to cyclone Fani till late Saturday night inundated many localities of the city, despite crores of rupees being spent by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) in de-siltation of the drainage system.
According to the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Rajgarh Road, RG Baruah Road, Hatigaon and Beltola were some of the areas affected by water-logging on Saturday night.
�Due to heavy rainfall, water-logging took place in many parts of the city last night. But the situation became normal by Sunday morning,� Koustav Talukdar, project officer of DDMA Kamrup Metro, told The Assam Tribune.
�Teams of the district administration and GMC, comprising higher officials as well as workers, worked for the whole night and de-silted all drains. Last night, the natural flow of water was disrupted in the Bharalu river as one big tree was uprooted and fell over the water near the Goenka Nursing Home at Bharalumukh. Moreover, heavy flow of water from Meghalaya was also a reason for the water-logging last night,� said Debeswar Malakar, Commissioner of GMC.
Malakar said that the GMC has directed all its contractors to continue with the de-siltation of the drainage system in the city to mitigate the water-logging problem in the rainy season.