BISWANATH CHARIALI, May 10 - Heavy erosion has been going on these days at Biswanath Ghat in Biswanath district, thereby posing serious threat to the existance of the historical temples located there.
Unabated erosion has taken a serious turn near the Chandi temple due to incessant rain during the last couple of days. Large fragments of riverbank along with top soil are being eroded by the rising waters of the Brahmaputra and obviously terrorising the local residents.
The local people have in recent times expressed apprehension that if the erosion continues at this rate, the entire area is likely to disappear into the womb of the Brahmaputra.
The locals allege that though the concerned authorities were informed on time about the wrath of the river, they finished the job by just installing a few sand bags and bamboo bars in the affected areas which failed to protect the area from the continuous onslaught by the swirling waters and unabated erosion by the Brahmaputra.
The local residents have therefore urged the government agencies once again to take immediate action to save the historical Biswanath Ghat.