Dibrugarh: Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha on Wednesday held a meeting with the Executive Officer of Dibrugarh Municipal Board, engineers of the PWD and Water Resources department and magistrates at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s office to review the ongoing issues related to water-logging in Dibrugarh town.
Issues related to cleaning of drains, pumping out rainwater and eviction of illegal encroachment in the town area were discussed in the meeting. After the discussion, the Deputy Commissioner instructed all departments concerned to clear all blockages and encroachments which have been causing water logging problem in several localities of Dibrugarh town.
The Deputy Commissioner also laid stress on de-siltation of the DTP drain and secondary drain by Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Program and Dibrugarh Municipal Board to ensure proper outflow of rainwater through these drains. The departments were asked to submit proposals of construction work such as the widening of existing culvert to resolve water logging problem in the town under SDRF at the earliest. The review meeting further decided to identify the original natural drainage channels of the town and the main blockage points leading to water logging so that the natural flow of rainwater can be maintained and the waterlogging problem be solved at the earliest. The Dibrugarh district administration had carried outdrives and dismantled many illegal structures built over the drain in the Seujpur area in a bid to reduce the problem of artificial flooding on Wednesday. The eviction drives are being carried out by the administration in an attempt to make way for water to get out of the town quickly through the existing drainage system. Deputy Commissioner Jha also told the departments to come up with a co-ordinated approach to solve the artificial flood problem in the town.