Dibrugarh Faces Severe Waterlogging


Bureau, Dibrugarh, 25th June, 2020:

The 22-wards under Dibrugarh Muncipal Board(DMB) were submerged for the second consecutive day after incessant rain for last two days.

The main streets of Dibrugarh were waterlogged and the Dibrugarh Town Protection (DTP) drain failing to flush out the rain water. Unscientific drainage system is one of the prime reason of Waterlogging in Dibrugarh.

Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s home district Dibrugarh has been under water for second consecutive day. The BJP government

However, Waterlogging has been a decade old problem of Dibrugarh but the BJP government has failed miserably to address the perennial problem.

The DTP drain has been over flowing and as a result the water is entering in the houses.

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Moreover, in some areas electricity has been cut for several hours for waterlogged streets. The Khalihamari has been without electricity since many hours and the people of that locality are having a tough time.

“We are having a tough time because we are without electricity for last several hours. Water has entered in our house for the first time because of poor drainage system in Dibrugarh. The Dibrugarh district administration has failed to solve the decade old problem. In 2015, we have faced similar kind of situation but the district administration and the government have not learnt any lesson from the past experience,” alleged Surajit Dam, resident of Gram Bazar.

However, All India Radio has been shifted to Lepekatta owing to Waterlogging. Many government offices are under water.

In some areas of Dibrugarh town, people were using rubber boat.

Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha took stock of the Waterlogging problem in Dibrugarh.

Similarly, flood situation in Dibrugarh is grim for the second consecutive day. Altogether 33 village under Chabua, Dibrugarh east and Tenagkhat revenue circle were affected after the Brahmaputra river continuous to be in rising trend.

“Three revenue circle in Dibrugarh district was affected due to recent wave of flood. Altogether 19, 552 people were affected and 422 hectres of crop land were affected. We have opened 14 relief camps. A resident of Tengakhat was missing after falling in water and SDRF team has started a search operation,” said an official of ASDMA.

He added, “We are using five pumps to flush out the water from Dibrugarh town. The DTP drain is over flowing in many areas of the town,”.

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