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Heavy downpour sends Jorabat under water

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JORABAT, Aug 8 - Heavy rainfall for about an hour on Saturday evening caused severe waterlogging at Jorabat and nearby areas on the outskirts of Guwahati city.

The flash floods sent National Highway 37 in Assam and NH-6 in Meghalaya, at Jorabat, a tri-junction on the Assam-Meghalaya border, under water.

As the roads turned into rivers, motorists were seen struggling to cross the inundated areas on the highways, leading to traffic snarls for hours.

A Hyundai i20 car with occupants, also broke down and started floating in the floodwater after it tried to cross an inundated road.

�It was a terrifying moment to see a car floating in the floodwater, but a few bravehearts from Jorabat helped it reach a safer place,� said Krishna Sharma, a local resident.

Apart from the roads, several shops and other business establishments along the two highways were inundated, giving a tough time to the businessmen and residents, who are already bearing the brunt of the global pandemic.

Locals say that such flooding has become a common sight at Jorabat now, as the government turns a blind eye when it comes to solving the issue.

It may be mentioned that National Highway 37 here is a toll road as a new toll plaza was set up recently at Sonapur.

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Heavy downpour sends Jorabat under water

JORABAT, Aug 8 - Heavy rainfall for about an hour on Saturday evening caused severe waterlogging at Jorabat and nearby areas on the outskirts of Guwahati city.

The flash floods sent National Highway 37 in Assam and NH-6 in Meghalaya, at Jorabat, a tri-junction on the Assam-Meghalaya border, under water.

As the roads turned into rivers, motorists were seen struggling to cross the inundated areas on the highways, leading to traffic snarls for hours.

A Hyundai i20 car with occupants, also broke down and started floating in the floodwater after it tried to cross an inundated road.

�It was a terrifying moment to see a car floating in the floodwater, but a few bravehearts from Jorabat helped it reach a safer place,� said Krishna Sharma, a local resident.

Apart from the roads, several shops and other business establishments along the two highways were inundated, giving a tough time to the businessmen and residents, who are already bearing the brunt of the global pandemic.

Locals say that such flooding has become a common sight at Jorabat now, as the government turns a blind eye when it comes to solving the issue.

It may be mentioned that National Highway 37 here is a toll road as a new toll plaza was set up recently at Sonapur.

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