GUWAHATI: Three landslides have been reported in Guwahati within the final 24 hours as a result of heavy spells of pre-monsoon rain from Friday, which additionally triggered synthetic floods in huge elements of town .
The landslides occurred at Sarania hill, Kamakhya hill and Kharguli hill. In Sarania and Kharguli, landslides befell after the guard wall collapsed disrupting vehicular motion. In the meantime, one other landslide hit the newly constructed street from Pandu to Kamakhya temple. The district administration has closed the street for public use. No casualties have been reported.
Guwahati has 366 weak landslides-prone zones throughout 19 hills within the metropolis. Out of those landslide-prone areas, 77 are in Sunsali hill, 40 in Noonmati, 37 in Kharguli, 33 in Khanapara, 31 in Narangi, 30 in Hengrabari, 25 in Kahilipara, 20 in Santipur, 14 in Narakasur hill, 9 in Garbhanga, eight in Maligaon, seven in Kalapahar, six every in Gotanagar and Nabagraha, 5 every in Fatasil, Kamakhya/Nilachal, Sarania and Koina-Dhora, two in Jalukbari/ Lankeshwar and one in Sukreswar space.
The typical elevation of the hills is round 270 metres. The elevation of Fatasil hill is the best at 385 metres adopted by Khanapara hill (303 metres).
Kamrup (Metro) officers stated it has already requested the circle officers of the 5 income circles to evaluate the landslide-prone zones, primarily based on which the district administration will put together a blueprint to take care of the difficulty throughout monsoon.
As per a report of the state soil conservation division, the primary main landslide in Guwahati befell in 1972 in Kharguli hill. The years 2003 and 2004 witnessed the best variety of deaths in landslides within the final 20 years. Seventeen folks died in 2003 whereas 18 died in 2014 in landslide incidents. In 2020, 9 main landslides occurred within the metropolis, the place three folks obtained buried alive. A number of homes have been broken within the incidents and plenty of sustained accidents. At the least 4 landslide incidents have been reported final 12 months.
The district catastrophe administration authority has appealed to the folks to remain away from landslide-prone zones to keep away from any untoward incidents. An official stated, “Whoever is present in a harmful space can be requested to vacate the place earlier than any undesirable incident occurs. Final 12 months, we prevented many incidents by vacating folks from harmful areas.”
Explaining the explanations, the official stated that human settlements throughout the hills and earth-cutting are the basis causes of the landslides. “After finalising the evaluation of the landslide-prone zones, we’ll subject notices to these areas, that are most weak. The district administration is totally ready,” the official added.

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