TINSUKIA: Erosion by the Kundil river has posed an alarming threat to NH-37, the lifeline of Sadiya in Tinsukia district and two districts of Arunachal Pradesh, as a portion of the vital road in 8th Mile is about to be breached.
Locals have been attempting to check the erosion in whatever way possible, even going to the extent of digging drains. Responding to the plight of Sadiya people and media reports, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal released an amount of Rs 87 lakh to undertake immediate restoration works on emergency basis.
Following instruction from the Chief Minister, the Minister of State for Tea Tribes Welfare and Labour Welfare, Sanjay Kishan and local MLA Bolin Chetia made an on-spot survey of the area on Sunday. Kishan later told media persons that excavators would be engaged to dredge the mid-river for diversion of the river for a month and he announced further that he would bear the entire expenditure of the dredging work. The MLA also informed that necessary instruction had been given to the Water Resource Department to look into flood and erosion problems on priority basis.
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