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Several areas in city reeling under waterlogging
City Correspondent
 GUWAHATI, July 13 - The incessant rainfall-induced waterlogging has paralysed the daily life in many areas of the city. The people of these localities have alleged that the authority concerned is yet to take any effective steps to give them some relief.

Amulya Das, president of Anil Nagar Unnayan Samiti, said they have recently detected a crack in the guard wall of the Bharalu river, which poses as a threat to the entire Rajgarh, Nabin Nagar and Anil Nagar localities.

“The crack has appeared near the water pump house. We have already informed the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) about the issue. But none of them yet to take any step. The crack has developed after installation of a large water pump. If the wall collapses, water from the river will inundate a large area,” said Das.

Subhash Chandra Sarma, president of Bishnujyoti Path Unnayan Samiti of Hatigaon, informed that many low-lying bylanes in his locality are reeling under waterlogging problem for the past few days.

“Due to incessant rainfall, the problem of waterlogging continues in some localities like Anupam Nagar, Sijubari, Raghunath Choudhury Path, Natun Path, Flowers Lane, Hatigaon main road, Bishnujyoti Path and few other areas,” said Sarma.

On the outskirts of the city, water from the Brahmaputra inundated many areas in Bonda and Panikhaiti areas which are very near to the river bank.

Local people at Bharalumukh, near the railway gate number 7, alleged that the locality goes under water if it rains only for half an hour.

“Throwing of garbage in the Bharalu becomes a serious concern for all of us and it highly contributes to the waterlogging problem in the city,” said a resident of Bharalumukh.

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