FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Silchar, April 17: Like English New Year, Bengali New Year has also made its presence felt by wreaking havoc on the common people as devastated storm has robbed the sleep of the denizens of Barak Valley. Sources said that few areas of Katigorah have encountered ture’s wrath. In fact many have now become homeless. This is the month of Baisakh and like every year this year too the deadly Kaal Baisakhi is once again going to rob the sleep of the teeming millions.
At Katigorah the buildings of few schools have been badly affected. The authorities concerned have visited many affected areas to take stock of the situation. The district administration of Cachar has also said that they are keeping an eye on the situation and are fully prepared to meet any kind of eventuality. There is a reason to worry about because many parts of Silchar have apparently fallen to incessant rain that took Silchar into its clutches Saturday night. However, The Sentinel has learnt that many areas around Silchar town are now passing their nights in darkness due to loadshedding. APDCL sources told that they are trying hard to solve these pressing issues.
It seems that Katigorah till now is the worst-affected place in Barak Valley. If APDCL sources are to be believed, around 100 electric poles have been destroyed in the deadly storm. It is learnt that two transformers are not functioning anymore. On Saturday night one transformer of Gumra was also destroyed and the local populace is now hoping for a miracle. “Our staffers are working day and night. But who has conquered ture. We too are helpless. But our efforts are still on and we are hopeful of a positive outcome,” an APDCL official said when asked about the fallen transformers of Katigorah and Gumra.
Barak Valley has never been fortune’s favourite. Mother ture also seems to be annoyed with the denizens of Barak Valley. Two persons have died of lightning Saturday night. The deceased are from Patharkandi and Algapur respectively. Few days back a tremor was felt at Silchar and now incessant rain is making the life of common people very miserable. By looking at these, it will certainly not be an exaggeration to claim that Poila Baisakh has not started off well.