Rain waters are back in Guwahati to wreak havoc in the premier north eastern city on following heavy downpour on Saturday.
Many parts of the city have come under the massive waterlogging in the wee hours when incessant rains lashed the city for two hours in the midnight.
Anil Nagar, Navin Nagar, lachit Nagar, Six Mile areas are worst affected where sirface communications have come to a grinding halt.
The rain waters are refusing to flow into the Brahmaputra through the river Bharalu. Local residents in these affected areas are blaming it all on the GMDA for poor drainage system which is why, the problem persists.
Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) wishes early recovery of two television journalists along with a print reporter, who are presently undergoing treatments in separate city based hospitals. The forum also extends supports to the proposal forwarded by various scribe’s bodies to the State government for a comprehensive health insurance scheme for the benefit of all working journalists in Assam.
It may be noted that Gautam Hazarika from DY365 was admitted to GNRC Six-mile hospital after a brain stroke on the night of 15 August. Gautam’s health condition continues to be critical. Another journalist from the same news channel Jayanta Das suffered heart problems three days back and he is undergoing treatment at Hayat Hospital.
On the other hand, Amar Asom reporter Kushal Lahan was admitted to Apollo Hospital Guwahati following a road accident in Meghalaya few days back. Kushal shows some improvements in his condition but he would need more days to return back to quality life.
Urging the State chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal for sanctioning financial assistances to all three scribes for necessary treatments, the EMFA also appeals to media welfare organizations & individuals of the region to contribute for the treatment of ailing journalists.
It also urged the owners/managements of various news channels and newspapers of the State to extend adequate supports in realizing a contributory health insurance scheme for scribes as early as possible.
Reacting sharply on the decision of N F Railway in regards to the extension of Hill Queen train up to Silchar, The joint Action Committee of several apolitical and social organizations like All Dimasa Students Union, Dimasa Students Union, Bengali Yuba Chatra Parishad have decided not to allow running any goods train through Dima Hasao from February 27th for an indefinite period if the Railway authority fails to rethink judiciously its decision of extension of Hill Queen train.
In this connection, a well attended serious and solemn meeting, convened by the Public Service Forum was held at the premises of Waimijing, where in representatives from various organizations like Jadikhe Naiso Hosom ( Dimasa Apex Body) Waimijing, All Dimasa Students Union, Dimasa Students Union, Bengali Yuba Chatra Parishad etc were present.
After prolong discussion the house resolved to submit a memorandum to the Union Railway Minister with a copy to the General Manager, N F Railway on February 25th and after the submission of the said memorandum, if the railway does not change the decision of extension of the Hill Queen, they will be compelled to go further more.