GUWAHATI, Sept 24 - The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has appealed to the people residing in the landslide-prone hilly areas to shift from their houses to safer places to avoid any loss of human lives.
Landslides were reported in a number of hilly locations in Guwahati, including Kahilipara, Jorabat and adjoining areas in the last 48 hours, although no loss of human lives has been reported so far. However, a number of houses were damaged in the landslides. Rajiv Prakash Baruah, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Kamrup Metro) said that repeated appeals were being made to those residing in the vulnerable areas, but most of them were found to be reluctant to move.
�We have made alternative housing and ration arrangements for them. Further, we have also kept the provision for ensuring safety of the property in their house till the time they remain in the make-shift houses,� Baruah said.
The State revenue department and the local police stations concerned have also been asked to keep a tab on the developments.
Our Jorabat correspondent adds: Two incidents of landslide have occurred at Jorabat and Byrnihat in the last 24 hours. The Jorabat landslide occurred behind New Satluj Dhaba, and a residual plot near the Guwahati-Nagaon road under Jorabat Police Outpost.
The landslide was a result of continuous rainfall in the area over the last two days.
The landslide at Byrnihat occurred near NH-40 under Byrnihat Police Station. However, no casualty was reported. This landslide too was a result of continuous rainfall.