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Waterlogging continues to torment citizens

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GUWAHATI, June 27 � Guwahati continues to reel under waterlogging for the second consecutive day although no spell of shower was witnessed in the last 12 hours.

Areas like Rajgarh, Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Bora Service, Lachit Nagar, Tarun Nagar and arterial routes along the GS Road, RG Baruah Road and GNB Road remained submerged till the time of filing this report.

Parts of Rupnagar and Chilarai Nagar also remained submerged till late evening.

People from all walks of life underwent tough time in wading through the waterlogged areas to make their way to the respective destinations. The water-level of Bharalu River showed no sign of receding.

Affected people, while ruing over the sorry state of affairs, blamed the Government machinery for such a grim situation and alleged that had the authority taken timely action, the situation could have been much better.

�People had high hopes when the Chief Minister himself took stock of the situation recently. However, from what we are witnessing today, all those appear to be a mere eyewash,� said an aggrieved resident of Guwahati.

Another section of affected population questioned the intent of those at the helm of affairs, alleging that crores of public money are being spent with virtually zero per cent output.

The district administration too pumped in sizeable amount of money to clean the clogged drains, besides imposing certain restrictions, but all in vain.

�Waterlogging is not a new problem of Guwahati and one fails to understand why no permanent solution could be found,� Kaushik Choudhury, a lawyer by profession and a resident of the Tarun Nagar area of the city, rued.

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Waterlogging continues to torment citizens

GUWAHATI, June 27 � Guwahati continues to reel under waterlogging for the second consecutive day although no spell of shower was witnessed in the last 12 hours.

Areas like Rajgarh, Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Bora Service, Lachit Nagar, Tarun Nagar and arterial routes along the GS Road, RG Baruah Road and GNB Road remained submerged till the time of filing this report.

Parts of Rupnagar and Chilarai Nagar also remained submerged till late evening.

People from all walks of life underwent tough time in wading through the waterlogged areas to make their way to the respective destinations. The water-level of Bharalu River showed no sign of receding.

Affected people, while ruing over the sorry state of affairs, blamed the Government machinery for such a grim situation and alleged that had the authority taken timely action, the situation could have been much better.

�People had high hopes when the Chief Minister himself took stock of the situation recently. However, from what we are witnessing today, all those appear to be a mere eyewash,� said an aggrieved resident of Guwahati.

Another section of affected population questioned the intent of those at the helm of affairs, alleging that crores of public money are being spent with virtually zero per cent output.

The district administration too pumped in sizeable amount of money to clean the clogged drains, besides imposing certain restrictions, but all in vain.

�Waterlogging is not a new problem of Guwahati and one fails to understand why no permanent solution could be found,� Kaushik Choudhury, a lawyer by profession and a resident of the Tarun Nagar area of the city, rued.

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