FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, April 1: Relentless and incessant rain for the past few days has started to wreak havoc in many places of Barak Valley. The area near Swami Vivekanda Statute at Phulertool, NH 7 was submerged in water. Due to the continuous heavy rain fall the road along with its nearby areas was inundated in water. Water entered into a number of houses, shops and tea stalls. This disrupted and spped all the services related to communication and transportation system. Cremation ground of Ward No 4 Phulertool GP was completely submerged in water. However, at the time of filing of the report, the water has subsided. But it gets submerged during the monsoons and due to the bouts of heavy rain.
Since the cremation ground is still under water, in case of any deaths, the body will have to be carried to Chiripool or Lakhipur cremation ground. Around 2000 residents near the cremation ground have been affected. In view of this pathetic condition, J R Lalsim, ADC Cachar and in-charge SDO (Civil) Lakhipur, instructed Lakhipur circle officer Pradip Kumar Gupta to visit the affected areas. He accompanied by Rimi Paul, chairperson, Lakhipur Municipal Board, Amu Das, junior engineer and Man Dey, ward commissioner of Ward No 4, visited the affected areas on Friday.
They assured the people that immediate actions and measures would be taken to flush out water from those areas. Around 40 to 50 families have been affected by torrential rains over the few days. The problem of water logging has been caused due to the construction of the new by-pass road Phulertool to Jirighat via Hmarkhawlien. Residents of that area have been requesting the Municipal board to do something regarding this gging issue of water logging. Sipar Malakar, Indrajit Roy and Siyaram Yadam on behalf of the people of that area have requested Lakhipur Municipal Board to take immediate measures regarding this issue. The situation worsens during the monsoons as it floods the areas as well as its surrounding places.