FROM A Correspondent
Silchar, April 26: Incessant and torrential rains have been wreaking havoc in Barak Valley. It has created a flood-like situation and made life miserable both for commuters and vehicle users. The streets of the town have been flooded and drains are overflowing with filthy and dirty drain water. People of the town have been facing such pathetic conditions since a very long period of time. This has been the story for many years. The heavy downpour over the last few days has affected normal life. In addition to this, thunderstorms and lightings in the area have added these ever-swelling problems. Spells of hailstorms have made life miserable.
Inundated streets, slippery and muddy roads have added to the woes of the road users. A vast area of Hailakandi Road, tiol Highway point, Das Colony point, Shillongpatty, Malugram, Ukilpatty, Ambicapatty and Bilpar area have been submerged under dirty drain water. The rainwater has carried heaps of debris on the streets. Both Assam and Aruchal Pradesh have been witnessing record breaking rains for the last few days. Heavy rains have been lashing out both the states. The historic Ukilpatty of this town was also submerged under dirty drain water. There are offices, school, college and restaurant at Ukilpatty.
It has become difficult for people to attend offices, colleges and schools. People are uble to move out, shops owners and small time vendors are running on losses. The problem of water logging has been an age-old problem for the people of Silchar. They have been struggling with floods, mini floods and submerged streets. There seems no respite for the people as it has been forecast that thunderstorms and showers of rain are likely to hit the valley. If this grim situation persists, it will have an adverse effect on the life of the people of this town.
This is also due to the poor draige system that during every pre monsoons and monsoons, people have to face such a precarious situation. Such situation exposes the sore areas of the municipality board and the town and country planning department. There are lacue in the administration of both the board and the department. It is high time that people should raise voice before the situation further worsens. It is indeed a matter of concern for the residents of this town that very negligible development has taken place in this regard. A proper draige system to flush out over flowing water from the drains is the cry of the hour.