RAHA, Sept 23 � Waterlogging in Raha Bazaar Road during the rainy season has become a regular feature.
Though this perennially busy road in the heart of Raha town connects the SBI, Raha Post Office, Raha Police Station, schools, fish, vegetables and textile markets, besides the Raha Town Committee Office, but the condition of the road has not improved till date.
Though drains were constructed by the concerned authority on the request of the residents for solution of the waterlogging problem, but the unscientific drainage system has failed to solve the perennial problem faced by the residents.
Moreover, the drainage system has failed in its expected objective of quickly draining out the accummulated water. Even after a little downpour, artificial floods on the sides of the roads is witnessed, which causes great miseries to the pedestrians, students, businessmen, office goers and general people alike. Certain drivers plying vehicles on the said road are often seen to take a sadistic delight in splashing muddy water on the pedestrians during the rainy season.
On the other hand, due to negligence of the Raha Town Committee in proper and scientific solid waste disposal, some unscrupulous businessmen dump their accumulated garbage in the drains. As the drains thus get clogged with domestic and industrial waste of all kinds, its water carrying capacity is greatly reduced, thereby leading to artificial floods and resultant waterlogging all around.
According to some residents of the area, though Raha MLA Piyush Hazarika is familiar with this waterlogging problem on the said road, but neither the MLA nor the Raha Town Committee has till date taken any interest to solve the problem and bring respite to the haggard citizens.
Hence, the residents have asked the authorities concerned to construct a scientific drainage system so that they can expect to get some relief from their untold miseries.