GAURISAGAR: Amguri MLA Prodip Hazarika on Thursday inspected the erosion-hit Raghubari embankment of Dikhow river under Sivasagar revenue circle of Sivasagar district.
Earlier, on July 30 the water level of Dikhow river made a sudden rise affecting 50 meter stretch of the embankment while causing panic among the locals. It is feared that if the embankment is swept away more than twenty thousand people will be hit.
To avert the impending danger, the local residents took to the protection of the embankment with bamboo barrage and geo bags in association with department officials. Yesterday MLA Prodip Hazarika ordered Dipak Borah, Executive Engineer, Water Resources Department, Sivasagar to take immediate preventive measures to stop further erosion.
On the other hand, Prodip Hazarika assured the local people that embankment would be constructed in the winter season with modern techniquesgeo-tubee and geo mattresses. He also added that an estimate has been sent for departmental approval.