GMC planning to engage private water tankers

It may sound strange, but is true. Though Guwahati city is severely hit by artificial flood and waterlogging, the irony is that its residents continue to bear the brunt of acute drinking water shortage. With 70 per cent of the city's households still denied the piped water supply network of the government agencies, including the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), many residents have no other option but to rely on water supplied by private tankers.