GUWAHATI, Feb 24 � The district administration has identified a number of constructions including bridges hampering free flow of water on the city drains and natural channels like Bharalu and Bahini. Notices would be issued to the violators of the law in this connection within 15 days, following which the illegal structures would be demolished.
An official press release said that a meeting chaired by Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Agnihotri today discussed issues concerning the city�s perennial problem of artificial flood and waterlogging and decided on clearing encroachments on water-bodies in different areas across the city.
As part of the drive, the approach bridge in front of the Doordarshan Kendra office has already been demolished and similar endeavours are on to clear encroachments in water-bodies like Bharalu, Morabharalu, Silsako, Sarusola, drains of Bharalumukh pumping house, etc.
The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) will also embark on a demolition drive over illegal structures and encroachments on the Silsako channel with assistance from the Circle Office and police.
The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) will start cleaning 79 drains of the city within ten days. For the second phase of work, the GMC will call tenders within a week. For smooth and transparent execution of work, the names of the contractors engaged, contact numbers and the amount to be spent would be displayed for knowledge of the public. The same will also be made available on the websites of the district administration and the GMC.
The GMC will also be imposing fines on people found throwing garbage on drains and roads as per provisions of the relevant Acts.