GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - Incessant rains during the morning hours caused waterlogging in many areas of the city today.
According to the report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), waterlogging took place in Zoo Road, Anil Nagar and Nabin Nagar under the Guwahati Revenue Circle; Panjabari, Sixmile, PIBCO, Juripar, Sijubari, Survey, Bhetapara and Rukminigaon area under the Dispur Revenue Circle and the Jorabat area under the Sonapur Revenue Circle of Kamrup Metro district.
�Today�s waterlogging was not so serious and the situation came under control within a few hours,� Guwahati Revenue Circle Officer Damodar Barman said.
He also informed that all measures have been taken to protect the residents of Kharghuli, a landslide-prone area in the city. �Already, we have issued evacuation notice to the owner of a building which may fall down, if further landslides take place,� Barman added.
According to the meteorological department, the city is likely to experience more rains or thundershowers in the coming two days.
ANN Service from Jorabat adds: A brief downpour this morning inundated the National Highways 37 and 6, affecting the smooth flow of traffic in the Jorabat area.
A section of local people here stated that if the drive against illegal encroachment is not conducted properly, it will only provide a temporary relief. The problem of flood in the Jorabat area will be permanently solved only if the height of the culvert near the tri-junction here is raised to a certain height.
The locals here have also urged the government to come up with a concrete plan to put an end to the flood problem in the area.