Landslides continue ubated
our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 14: The incessant rain that began on June 11 stopped but its impact is still felt in the city that has been facing inhumane problems like mucky houses, mucky roads, landslides, still inundated lanes and by-lanes since last night. The problem is far from being over, temporarily although.
There have been landslides at Beltol in the Kharguli area, near Shiva Mamdir at Bamunimaidam, Kenduguri in Noonmati, Gandhi Mandap, Nilachal Hill, Bonda, Hengrabari, Nijarapar, Fatasil Ambari etc, in the city. The boundary wall of former minister Zoii th Sarma collapsed on the road at Kharguli. A number of houses were damaged due to collapse of guard walls and boundary walls in the city since yesterday. There are also landslides from hills in the city.
All the responding agencies have attended the incidents and tried to mitigate the risk. The residents of those areas were advised and also sensitized to remain alert and safe from the hazard of landslide. A standing order to all the circle officers of Kamrup (M) district has been issued by Deputy Commissioner for inspecting all landslide-prone areas under their jurisdiction and evacuate the vulnerable families to a safer zone.
The district administration has declared Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the deceased persons as desired by the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister is constantly monitoring this catastrophic event and directed the district administration, GMC, Water Resources Department, PWD and all other agencies concerned to strictly monitor the situation and take prompt measures as deemed fit.
Entire the government machinery has been put on alert and the response agencies like SDRF, NDRF,GMC, Forest department, APDCL, Police are trying their level best to tackle the situation.
A relief camp has a been set up at Rajgarh in the Rastrabhasa Hindi LP School. SDRF has deployed 7 inflatable boats in different flood-affected places and evacuated about 500 people. Essential food items, drinking water, health care, child care has been provided by the district administration.