GUWAHATI, April 23 - The Kamrup Metro district administration has ordered repair and restoration of all the damaged roads in the city as well as removal of all blockages and encroachments along National Highway-37 in the Khanapara to Jorabat stretch.
Separate orders in this regard have been issued by Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu.
He said that the condition of all the main roads in the city like GS Road, MG Road and RBG Road are bad, and this has caused inconvenience to the commuters as well as for smooth traffic movement.
The DC added that the median of the roads are also not properly maintained.
The administration has directed the Superintending Engineer PWD (Roads) Guwahati Circle to take necessary steps �for repairing, restoration and refurbishing of all the damaged main roads along with road safety markings, trimming and pruning of the trees and cleaning of the medians of the road within May 15.�
The Circle Officers (COs) of Guwahati and Dispur revenue circles have been directed to supervise and monitor the execution and completion of the work within the stipulated time and to submit action taken report to the DC.
Dr Angamuthu added that severe water-logging has been observed from Khanapara to Jorabat area over National Highway-37 in recent times.
�It occurs because of blockages of natural channels and several illegal encroachments along NH-37 in that stretch. If such kind of blockages and illegal encroachments are not restricted and strict regulatory measures not taken, the water-logging problem in that area will never be mitigated,� he said.
The DC has directed COs of Dispur and Sonapur to take steps for clearing the blockages and encroachments within April 30.
Further, the Project Director of NHAI has been directed to provide all necessary logistical support for smooth execution of the work and City Police will provide reinforcement to maintain law and order during the eviction drive.