The onset of the monsoon season in Silchar has brought with it a familiar challenge, as heavy rainfall over the past few days has resulted in waterlogging concerns for urban residents. The downpour, which commenced late Tuesday night and continued throughout Wednesday morning, caused flooding in low-lying areas such as Ambikapatty and Church Road, exposing the grim reality of clogged sewers.
Local authorities have acknowledged the severity of the situation, emphasizing the need for urgent action. However, they lamented the need for more financial resources to initiate clearing work on Rangirkhal, the town’s main sewage canal, and other canals under their jurisdiction. Reports indicate that these waterways have become blocked with trash, deposited waste, and silt, exacerbating flooding.
The impact of the heavy rain was not limited to the physical environment alone, as school-going students also faced significant disruptions.
With waterlogging becoming a recurring issue in Silchar, it is imperative that authorities prioritize the allocation of resources to tackle the clogged canals and ensure adequate drainage infrastructure.