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Waterlogging wreaks havoc in several areas

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 20 - Many parts of the city witnessed massive waterlogging after last night�s torrential downpour.

Localities including Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Tarun Nagar, Lachit Nagar, Rajgarh, Ambari and parts of Zoo Road were flooded after the rain.

At many places, floodwaters caused huge inconvenience to commuters in the morning hours.

Floodwaters entered some residential houses in places like Nabin Nagar and also entered the Geetanagar police station.

�Since early morning, streets and bylanes in our locality have been submerged. People are not able to venture out with their cars as the water level has risen quite high,� said Nabin Nagar Welfare Society president Dwip Baruah.

Baruah, a resident of Senduri Ali, said that welfare committees of various localities had met the Chief Minister and senior officials many times after last year�s monsoon requesting action to prevent artificial floods.

�However, despite many assurances, not much has been done with regard to long-term measures like diversion of the Bahini river to the Silsako Beel. Till such actions are undertaken, artificial floods will continue to cause problems in the low-lying localities,� he said.

Meanwhile, senior officials, including Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu, GMC Commissioner Narayan Konwar and Kamrup Metro Additional DC Rajib Prakash Barua, visited the affected areas.

�Pumps were immediately put into service to drain out the floodwaters. By afternoon, water receded from most of the areas,� said an official.

The Water Resources Department deployed four pumps, the GMC two and the GMDA one pump at the affected localities of the city.

A huge tree also got uprooted last night at Machkhowa. Forest Department and SDRF personnel removed the tree this morning.

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Waterlogging wreaks havoc in several areas

GUWAHATI, July 20 - Many parts of the city witnessed massive waterlogging after last night�s torrential downpour.

Localities including Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Tarun Nagar, Lachit Nagar, Rajgarh, Ambari and parts of Zoo Road were flooded after the rain.

At many places, floodwaters caused huge inconvenience to commuters in the morning hours.

Floodwaters entered some residential houses in places like Nabin Nagar and also entered the Geetanagar police station.

�Since early morning, streets and bylanes in our locality have been submerged. People are not able to venture out with their cars as the water level has risen quite high,� said Nabin Nagar Welfare Society president Dwip Baruah.

Baruah, a resident of Senduri Ali, said that welfare committees of various localities had met the Chief Minister and senior officials many times after last year�s monsoon requesting action to prevent artificial floods.

�However, despite many assurances, not much has been done with regard to long-term measures like diversion of the Bahini river to the Silsako Beel. Till such actions are undertaken, artificial floods will continue to cause problems in the low-lying localities,� he said.

Meanwhile, senior officials, including Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu, GMC Commissioner Narayan Konwar and Kamrup Metro Additional DC Rajib Prakash Barua, visited the affected areas.

�Pumps were immediately put into service to drain out the floodwaters. By afternoon, water receded from most of the areas,� said an official.

The Water Resources Department deployed four pumps, the GMC two and the GMDA one pump at the affected localities of the city.

A huge tree also got uprooted last night at Machkhowa. Forest Department and SDRF personnel removed the tree this morning.