GUWAHATI: Fancy Bazar is at state! It may get submerged anytime by the surging water of the Brahmaputra. The water of the river was found oozing out on the MG Road in the Pull Galli (the lane where flowers are sold) area, posing a threat to the entire area.
Cracks have already appeared on MG Road. Maybe, water has entered the big pipes laid under the road by Gamon India for a water supply project. The situation is fraught with risk as the surging water of the mighty river touches the footpath along MG Road. The water level of the Brahmaputra at the site is 50.30 m at 4 pm on Sunday which is much above the danger level, registering a rise of two centimetres an hour. It was 50 m at 4 pm on Saturday. Plying of vehicles has been banned over MG Road there.
On the Chakreshwar Temple premises at Kalipur in the city the statue of Laksmi-Narayan in Ananta Sajya has been submerged by the surging water of the river. Only the heads of the God and Goddess, besides that of Ananta are seen above the running water. The portraits are a real sight to see now.
Talking to The Sentinel, Kamrup (M) DC Biswajit Pegu said: “The water oozing out on MG Road may be due to some defects while laying pipes by Gamon India. However, PWD men are at work to get the defect fixed for the time being. However, for a permanent solution to the problem, we need to wait for the water to recede.”