Guwahati: The factitious floods that drowned the town on Friday morning after a heavy downpour lasting for 2 hours, was a reminder to the newly elected Guwahati Municipal Company (GMC) councillors’ physique, which took oath of workplace hours after the inundation, of their tasks in direction of fixing this main civic situation.
Massive elements of the town, together with Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Chandmari, Zoo Highway, Hatigarh Chariali, Hatigaon and Panjabari, had been below water and triggered nice inconvenience to commuters, particularly college students. Folks had been stranded for hours.
The oath-taking ceremony of mayor Mrigen Sarania and deputy mayor Smita Roy together with different councillors was held on the Srimanta Sankardeva Worldwide Auditorium right here. The 60-member physique has 52 BJP members, six AGP (BJP’s key ally) members, one Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) member and one Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) member.
By the way, synthetic floods had submerged an unlimited space of the town on the final day of the marketing campaign on April 20 for the civic polls on April 22. Successive governments had failed to deal with this situation.
Residents urged the GMC in addition to the state authorities to take daring steps to resolve the worsening flood downside within the metropolis. “A scientific drainage system and correct networking of drains together with a correct waste disposal coverage can save the town. The state authorities apparently doesn’t have a correct mechanism to mitigate flooding. I hope the newly elected mayor will take the matter significantly and discover a resolution,” Amlan Saikia, who was caught on the Zoo Highway Tiniali due to water-logging, mentioned.
“Earlier, the water remained on the streets for hours, however now inside one-and-a-half hours it subsides. We will make the town flood-free within the subsequent three years,” mentioned GMC commissioner, Devasish Sharma.

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