GUWAHATI, April 20 � Voluntary organization Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has expressed its satisfaction over the peaceful completion of the Assembly polls in the state. It has also congratulated the people for celebrating the Rongali Bihu in a peaceful manner.
In a statement here, the voluntary organisation has also called for immediate measures on the part of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), Kamrup (Metro) district authorities and the State Government to save the people of Guwahati from the problem of flash flood. For the purpose, the SGBG has suggested that the drains of the city should be kept clean between April and July and there should be a calendar for weekly cleaning of the drains in each of the municipal wards.
The areas that need special attention in this respect include - Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Lachit Nagar, Srinagar, Manik Nagar, Tarun Nagar, Rajgarh bye lanes, RG Baruah Road, Juripar, Dwarakanagar, Bamunimaidam, Chandmari, GS Road, Pub Sarania, Bhaskar Nagar, Gandhibasti, Happyvilla, Hedayatpur, Mother Teresa Path, Amiya Nagar, Piyali Phukan Nagar, Nabagraha, Krishna Nagar, Panbazar, Lakhtokia, Kedar Road, Athgaon areas etc.
There should be measures also to control the run off coming from the hilly areas of the city with creation of water bodies in the foothill areas in a well planned manner. This requires initiatives at a war footing.
The Mora-Bharalu river, which plays a major role in evacuating the city storm water to the Deepar Beel, should be cleaned under this initiative and maintenance of the drains in the hilly areas of Udalbakra, Hengrabari and Sasal should be done with much care.
The civic body should raise the number of its labourers engaged in maintenance of the drainage system and the entire city should be divided into four zones and placed under eight engineers for the purpose with a Chief Engineer monitoring the works. Funds should not come on the way of keeping the city free from flash flood, said the SGBG.