The past days incessant rains have been playing spoil sport in many parts of Assam with many areas seeing flooding and flood erosion wrecking havoc. The water level of the Dikhow River in Sivasagar town is flowing above the danger mark resulting into flood in many villages in the river bank.
Anticipating loss of life and property, the Sivasagar district administration has clamped Section 144 Cr PC and prohibited movement of heavy vehicles in the submerged stretches of the BG Road leading from Station Chariali to Balighat Tiniali.
The alternate road proposed for the movement of the heavy vehicles towards Nazira and to Sivasagar is Bor Ali from Joysagar Tiniali to ONGC Tiniali Nazira via Na-mati.
As per reports, several villages including Sholey Gaon, Phukan Nagar, Amolapatty, Meteka and Cherekapara have been affected due to the floods.
The district administration, in the meantime, has deployed a rescue team to shift the flood-affected victims to the relief camps.
The flood situation of the state remains unchanged and is becoming critical day by day. Places like Sholey Gaon, Phukan Nagar, Amolapatty, Meteka and Cherekapara have been the worst affected. The local administration has set up relief camps in some government schools.
Many people living near the banks have already left their homes fearing a complete washout due to the rising water level of Dikhow River. Some have even built temporary huts and tents in the river embankment areas and in some of the public fields which are situated at a high ground level.
While a few days ago, the hydro-electrical project of NEEPCO released its excess water through four radial gates of the project, due to which water level of Doyang River as well as Dhansiri river crossed the danger mark. As a result, most of the villages in the Sarupathar, Merapani, Morangi, Golaghat and Khumtai revenue circles of Golaghat district have been submerged by flood water and people and animals are taking shelter on the roadside and in the relief camps. Over 2,598 people of 28 villages are taking shelter in various relief camps. Total three shelters have been opened for flood victims by the district administration where 90 people of Sarupathar revenue circle, 173 of Morangi revenue circle and 107 people of Khumtai revenue circle are taking shelter.