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|Rains paralyse city life in Guwahati|
|Topic Started: 17 Jun 2008, 17:33 (348 Views)|
|BusteD||17 Jun 2008, 17:33 Post #1|
The One who Rules!
GUWAHATI, June 16 – If it was the sweltering heat that made life miserable for the Guwahatians during the afternoon, heavy downpour later in the evening once again threw life completely out of gear in the customary fashion. While the plight of the residents of Guwahati, during the early part of the day, got aggravated with the frequent and long power cuts, the heavy downpour that lasted over an hour led to widespread water-logging and chaotic traffic jams in most areas of the city including the busy Guwahati-Shillong Road, the Gopinath Bordoloi Road and the RG Baruah Road, among others, during the later half of the day.
The rains, which started around 4:45 in the evening, caught most of the commuters, especially the office-goers off guard, who were just about to move out after a torrid day in office.
The situation grew worse as the rain continued for more than a hour resulting in accumulation of knee- to waist-deep water on the roads and residential areas. Overflowing drains then brought in filth and stench on to the roads, lanes and by-lanes across the city.
The vehicular traffic congestion took a long time to ease and the commuters had to undergo a tough time to reach their respective destinations. Vehicular traffic movement in areas like GNB Road, RG Baruah Road, etc., was gridlocked following the burst of rain. Errant drivers compounded the chaos further by indulging in violation of traffic rules and even driving on the wrong lane.
The situation once again brought to the fore the abysmal civic amenities – the absence of an effective drainage in particular — in the city. “If one single burst of shower can cripple the city, it is apparent that the residents would have to endure such recurring nightmares as the rainy season has just started,” a senior citizen of Chandmari said.
Official sources from the Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) told The Assam Tribune that owing to line failure in some areas, the Board had to disconnect power connection.
However, in areas in and around Rajgarh, the situation worsened following the failure of two transformers in the area. The other affected areas, where the people had to face the brunt of power failure throughout the day, were Bamunimaidan to Chandrapur area, Christianbasti, Sreenagar, Tarun Nagar and Kalapahar areas.
“Though there is enough power in the grid but the inclement weather has affected the Board’s service,” the sources claimed, adding that restoration of power supply would entirely depend on the nature of the weather.
|Pluto Summer||17 Jun 2008, 18:12 Post #2|
The Aussie Wonder Kid
|good for the kids. now they don't have to go to school for a few days.|
|BusteD||18 Jun 2008, 12:51 Post #3|
The One who Rules!
|u can find them fishing here and there lolz.|
|KeaNu...R||12 Jul 2008, 17:52 Post #4|
|is it ok now...as m going home..!!|
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