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Assam govt engineering solutions to make Guwahati flood-free: CM Himanta Sarma

“Discussed modalities to make Guwahati flood-free and decided to bring in engineering solutions to flash flood and water logging problem in the city,” Sarma tweeted on Sunday after a meeting with officials.

Assam govt engineering solutions to make Guwahati flood-free: CM Himanta Sarma
All the pumping stations will be revamped and two more will be built, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said. (Photo source: PTI)

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said his government is exploring engineering solutions to make the state’s largest city, Guwahati, free from floods. Clearing of encroachments on water-carrying channels of the city and de-siltation are also being given priority, he said.

“Discussed modalities to make Guwahati flood-free and decided to bring in engineering solutions to flash flood and water logging problem in the city,” Sarma tweeted on Sunday after a meeting with officials. All the pumping stations will be revamped and two more will be built, he said.

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Sarma said the Kamrup Metropolitan district administration, Guwahati Municipal Corporation and Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority will take up a widening project of the Bharalu river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra which flows through the city.

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All illegal encroachments on both sides of Bharalu, Basistha and Bahini will be cleared, he said. Basistha and Bahini are two rivulets that flow through Guwahati. Sarma said that de-siltation of water-carrying channels and drains will be done on a war footing.”Garbage bins & CCTVs to be installed across the city,” he added.

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First published on: 05-12-2022 at 13:35 IST