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Vital installations to undergo evaluation

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 26 � All the vital installations located in Guwahati including the historic Kamakhya temple and the Guwahati Refinery will have to go through a quake resistance evaluation, a step necessitated by the series of tremors witnessed in Nepal and India, said Deputy Commissioner (Kamrup Metro) Dr M Angamuthu while talking to mediapersons today.

The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has also decided to issue showcause notices to cellphone companies seeking details of their mode of operation in regard to mobile towers.

Dr Angamuthu also stated that unauthorised erection of mobile towers has emerged as a problem and the administration is trying to assess the risk factors involved and take necessary measures.

�We are going to issue them showcause notices asking them to explain the norms under which they are functioning. Action will be taken in the event of any violation,� Dr Angamuthu said.

He also stated that the administration is assessing the nature of cracks that have been reported from various locations in Guwahati.

�A team comprising the respective circle officer and experts from public works department and Guwahati Metropolitan Development Department is on the job,� he stated.

Meanwhile, according to the verification report of the Disaster Management Authority (Guwahati), a minor horizontal crack was detected in the joint of room beam and wall of the second floor of the Guwahati office of AIUDF at Hatigaon.

Cracks also appeared on Amrit Enclave located at Survey, Beltola.

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