Rise in built-up areas adding to drainage woes

Noted sanitation and drainage expert Dr Binoy Kumar Das is of the opinion that rise in the size of built-up areas is a major cause for the failure of the Guwahati drainage system. Dr Das is one of the architects of the city's 1971 drainage and water supply master plan. Talking to this correspondent, he said that there was no short cut to remove the havoc caused by improper provision of storm drainage in the Guwahati Metropolitan Development (GMD) area.

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