GUWAHATI, June 27 � The flash floods which hit the city today brought numerous miseries to lakhs of people, with residents at many places under Dispur and East Guwahati constituencies having to endure power cut for over ten hours during the day, besides lack of drinking water supply.
Many areas in Dispur and East Guwahati constituencies including Down Town, Sarumataria, Panjabari, Puran Basti, Hengrabari, Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar were left without power supply from around 9 am till 7 pm, leaving the people in a lurch.
�We have been calling up the State Electricity Board for hours. Either the line is engaged or nobody picks up the call,� said a resident of Sarumataria.
Without electricity, people were unable to use their motor pumps to draw up potable water, thus furthering the miseries of lakhs of people who were already affected by floodwater entering their homes.
In fact, Suramataria and Panjabari were among the worst affected in today�s floods, with areas like Pub Sarumataria and Puran Basti witnessing floodwater entering residences, something which had never happened before.
People castigated the role of local MLA and Minister Akon Bora for his failure to address the problems of the people, despite being elected from the constituency twice.
Meanwhile, the pumps at Bharalu used for flushing out flood waters from Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar and Tarun Nagar could not be operated for over three hours during the day due to electricity failure.
Civic outfit Save Guwahati Build Guwahati has demanded installation of a generator at the AIDC complex to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to power the pumps during the flood season.