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Bhanu asks departments to identify causes of floods in city

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 4: Additiol Chief Secretary, Guwahati Development Department (GDD), MGVK Bhanu has asked Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and the PWD to give him an account on the schemes that have been taken to make Guwahati free from artificial floods. He has also asked them to identify the reasons behind artificial floods in a number of areas in the city like Anil gar, bin gar, Tarun gar, Srigar, etc., and complete the schemes before March next.

Bhanu today reviewed the schemes taken to prevent artificial floods from occurring in the city at a meeting at the Circuit House with the top officials of GMC, GMDA, PWD, Kamrup(M) DC M Angamuthu, Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra th, ADCs, revenue circle officers, officials of the Forest, Soil Conservation, Railways, tiol highways and others.

The ADCs and revenue circle officers, who have been entrusted to supervise construction of drains, clearing of choked drains, schemes meant for clearing garbage from the Bahini, Morabharalu and Bharalu rivers taken up by various departments, have been asked to keep watch on the progress of works.

Bhanu also asked the officials who have been entrusted to make Silsaku Beel free from encroachment to be tougher against encroachers and see that the flow of water of the Beel is not obstructed. He also laid stress on construction of sluice gates in order to stop the flow of garbage by various drains and cals of the city to Deepor Beel.

Bhanu also took stock of the progress of works for clearing drains along tiol highways. He asked the DFO, who is in-charge of seven hills in the city, to ensure that no earth-cutting takes place in the city. He expressed his hopes that by 2018 the problem of artificial floods in the city could be solved to a great extent with cooperation from all the departments involved. He also said that the practice of rainwater harvesting would be initiated in all government buildings located in the city in the next two months. He has asked the GMDA to speed up its work towards that end.

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