GUWAHATI, March 7 � It is good news for residents of Guwahati, who have endured clogged drainage systems for long. The Guwahati Municipal Corporation will make it mandatory for contractors to carry away the waste material from drains immediately after extraction.
So far the stinking garbage after removal used to be kept lying on the street side for shifting on a later date. Within days it either spread over the road or flowed back to the drains undermining the entire effort and wasting public money.
A well placed source in the GMC told The Assam Tribune that the new system to be implemented soon has been made a �tender condition� for contractors to ensure that cleaning and de-silting of drains becomes more effective in the areas under GMC�s jurisdiction.
In this regard work orders are to be issued soon, even though a section of contractors have expressed some reservations about the transfer of the waste materials. The concerns of the contractors will be addressed through discussions with senior GMC officials.
�It is likely to be implemented very soon, and citizens need to be alert about the measure,� said a contractor who did not wish to be named. He, however, added that taking away the waste to other locations in broad daylight might create some problems for road users.