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Initiate steps against flash floods: SGBG

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 23 � Asking the State government to take the water logging problem of Guwahati more seriously, the Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has asked the authorities to address the core issues causing the perennial flash floods and initiate permanent steps to solve the problem.

The NGO also asked the government not to depend on temporary arrangements like occasional drain cleaning and de-silting, which has always failed the people of Guwahati.

After a spot verification of the causes of artificial floods in Ambari and its adjacent areas by the SGBG, it was found that blockage in the major drain below the B Baruah Road flyover and also the faulty construction work alongside the drain contributes to the problem of acute water logging in the area after every rainfall.

�On several occasions, we have informed the authorities about this problem but unfortunately permanent steps are not taken to solve this problem. Cleaning the drain once in a while is not the solution till the area is made free from encroachment and the drain is reconstructed to ensure smooth water flow,� Dhiren Baruah, president of SGBG told The Assam Tribune.

The drain below the over bridge along the railway lines has become a dumping ground of waste products and even after the cleaning, the mud and garbage are piled on the sides of the drain. Joined by the water exit channel of Ambari area, the drain takes a sharp bend, affecting the smooth flow of water.

�The construction of CRPF building, particularly the boundary wall of the building on the side of the drain has narrowed down a part of the major drain. During the heavy flow, it pushes back water in Ambari area causing water logging,� Baruah added.

The people living in the backside of AGP Office Ambari have to face immense problems due to water logging. �The residents of the lane have to cross around four feet of water after heavy downpours,� a local mentioned.

�Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has to take initiative in this regard and clear the area to ensure smooth flow of water. The railway authorities also have to play a role in this matter,� Baruah added.

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Initiate steps against flash floods: SGBG

GUWAHATI, June 23 � Asking the State government to take the water logging problem of Guwahati more seriously, the Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has asked the authorities to address the core issues causing the perennial flash floods and initiate permanent steps to solve the problem.

The NGO also asked the government not to depend on temporary arrangements like occasional drain cleaning and de-silting, which has always failed the people of Guwahati.

After a spot verification of the causes of artificial floods in Ambari and its adjacent areas by the SGBG, it was found that blockage in the major drain below the B Baruah Road flyover and also the faulty construction work alongside the drain contributes to the problem of acute water logging in the area after every rainfall.

�On several occasions, we have informed the authorities about this problem but unfortunately permanent steps are not taken to solve this problem. Cleaning the drain once in a while is not the solution till the area is made free from encroachment and the drain is reconstructed to ensure smooth water flow,� Dhiren Baruah, president of SGBG told The Assam Tribune.

The drain below the over bridge along the railway lines has become a dumping ground of waste products and even after the cleaning, the mud and garbage are piled on the sides of the drain. Joined by the water exit channel of Ambari area, the drain takes a sharp bend, affecting the smooth flow of water.

�The construction of CRPF building, particularly the boundary wall of the building on the side of the drain has narrowed down a part of the major drain. During the heavy flow, it pushes back water in Ambari area causing water logging,� Baruah added.

The people living in the backside of AGP Office Ambari have to face immense problems due to water logging. �The residents of the lane have to cross around four feet of water after heavy downpours,� a local mentioned.

�Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has to take initiative in this regard and clear the area to ensure smooth flow of water. The railway authorities also have to play a role in this matter,� Baruah added.

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