Guwahati, May 27: The Assam government has taken swift action following the pipeline burst incident in the Kharghuli Joypur area of South-Central Guwahati. A three-member committee has been formed to investigate the incident, which resulted in the unfortunate death of an elderly woman.
The committee, led by Pabitra Ram Khaund, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, will also include retired officials Ramendra Sundar Choudhury and Sanjai Kr Mahanta.
According to the order issued by Pranati Gogoi, the Joint Secretary of Housing and Urban Affairs, the committee has been tasked with conducting a thorough inquiry into the matter and submitting their report within three days.
This prompt response from the government showcases its commitment to ensuring a comprehensive investigation and taking appropriate actions based on the findings.
In addition to the government’s efforts, the Guwahati Jal Board, the operating agency of the project, has written to the prestigious IIT-Guwahati for a study. The aim of this study is to identify the causes of the incident and assess any vulnerable points across the city.
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Nilotpal Goswami, an engineer working as a consultant for the water project, emphasized that the project did not utilize poor-quality pipes, refuting such allegations. He assured that all necessary measures will be implemented to prevent any recurrence of such incidents in the city.
The incident has also caught the attention of the Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC), which has taken suo motu cognizance of the matter. This signifies the gravity of the incident and highlights the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of the citizens.
The formation of the committee and the initiation of a study by IIT-Guwahati demonstrate the proactive approach of the Assam government in addressing the issue.
By conducting a thorough investigation and implementing necessary measures based on the findings, the government aims to prevent similar incidents in the future and ensure the safety of the residents.
As the committee begins its inquiry and the study by IIT-Guwahati commences, it is expected that a comprehensive understanding of the incident will be gained.
The findings and recommendations from these investigations will be crucial in improving the infrastructure and maintaining the integrity of the water projects across the city. The government’s swift response and commitment to rectifying the situation will help restore public trust and ensure the safety of the citizens of Guwahati.