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Plight of Kedar Road residents

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GUWAHATI, July 9 � The residents of Kedar Road, bye lane No.3 of Namghar Path near Railway Gate No.5, Fancy Bazaar have been facing severe waterlogging for the past several years, with the problem turning worse of late.

The situation has also posed a serious health hazard for the local residents, as the stagnant filthy water is turning out to be a breeding ground of germs.

Bikash Gupta, a local resident and joint secretary of Kedar Road Unnayan Samity said that even during the dry winter, the area witnesses large-scale inundation due to lack of effective drainage.

�The roads have not been cleaned for the past four-five years. Waterlogging has assumed perennial dimensions irrespective of rain or no-rain, and the problem becomes nightmarish experience for the residents during the rainy season. It is also a health hazard, with many of us sending our women and children to safer places,� Gupta said.

The local residents have complained several times to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and other departments concerned a number of times but to no avail. �We are in a desperate situation now, as our repeated appeals to the authorities concerned have fallen on deaf ears. We have also moved our ward (No. 8) councillor but failed to elicit any positive response,� he added.

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Plight of Kedar Road residents

GUWAHATI, July 9 � The residents of Kedar Road, bye lane No.3 of Namghar Path near Railway Gate No.5, Fancy Bazaar have been facing severe waterlogging for the past several years, with the problem turning worse of late.

The situation has also posed a serious health hazard for the local residents, as the stagnant filthy water is turning out to be a breeding ground of germs.

Bikash Gupta, a local resident and joint secretary of Kedar Road Unnayan Samity said that even during the dry winter, the area witnesses large-scale inundation due to lack of effective drainage.

�The roads have not been cleaned for the past four-five years. Waterlogging has assumed perennial dimensions irrespective of rain or no-rain, and the problem becomes nightmarish experience for the residents during the rainy season. It is also a health hazard, with many of us sending our women and children to safer places,� Gupta said.

The local residents have complained several times to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and other departments concerned a number of times but to no avail. �We are in a desperate situation now, as our repeated appeals to the authorities concerned have fallen on deaf ears. We have also moved our ward (No. 8) councillor but failed to elicit any positive response,� he added.

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