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PM Modi’s Guwahati Smart City was closed due to artificial flooding

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PM Modi’s Guwahati Smart City was closed due to artificial flooding

Posted on June 15, 2022

Bhupen Goswami

Guwahati: All schools, colleges, government and private offices in Guwahati are still closed due to flooding. Flood devastation continues across Guwahati. The Guwahati Airport and Railway Station tour has also been discontinued. The government banned anyone from going out without any reason. Due to the continuous ravages of the floods, drinking water and foodstuffs are not available among ordinary people. The SDRF has provided some people with food but it is not enough. In Assam, six people were killed and flooded in the city due to landslides in Guwahati amid heavy rains. An Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) official said a house in which four people were killed on a mound at Nijarpar in Borogaon was buried in the ground. In another incident in the smart city of Guwahati, two people were killed due to artificial flooding this morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent millions of rupees to make Guwahati, the capital of the northeastern states, a smart city, but everything was destroyed in two days of rain. ASDMA (Kamrup Metropolitan) district project manager Kaustav Talukdar said, “The landslide occurred due to torrential rain around 1 p.m. on Monday. With this, the number of people who have lost their lives due to floods and landslides in the state this year has reached 69. Talukdar said landslides have been reported in half a dozen other places in the city including Kamakhya, Kharghuli, Hengerabari, Silpukhuri and Chandmari. colony, but there were no casualties. The city has received torrential rain since Monday evening, which led to knee-deep water pooling on all major roads today, while water levels reached waist high in some places.

The road leading to Guwahati station was also flooded. Due to the water, the engines of many vehicles, including school buses, stopped working, causing them to get stuck on the roads. Water also entered hundreds of homes in the “smart city”. There was a huge traffic jam in the city. The people of Nabin Nagar left the house at night and came on the Rajgarh trail in the heart of the city. He alleged that no one from the administration approached him and that everyone, including children, did not have access to clean water. The Guwahati Regional Meteorological Center had issued a “red alert” for Assam and Meghalaya on Monday and warned of “heavy rains” in different parts of the two states from Tuesday to Thursday.