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AGARTALA, September 4: More than 3000 families were rendered homeless and shifted to relief camps for the second time within a fortnight following flash flood caused due to heavy rains.
According to reports, water from Haora River, Kathakhal and Kalapaniakhal could not flow easily to Bangladesh due to heavy flooding in Bangladesh. Heavy shower on Saturday night in Baramura hill range flooded the entire eastern and southern part of Agartala and as many as 15 localities including Agartala city was completely inundated.
District Magistrate (West Tripura) Dr Milind Ramteke said, the administration has taken adequate measures to protect the embankment of Haora River. Besides, technical management round the clock vigilance on the embankment was made necessary to monitor the situation.
"There is problem in drainage of Agartala and this year Tripura has recorded frequent high intensity rainfall and due to flooding in Bangladesh the water from Agartala is not flowing down very fast as the main river where Haora merges with Bangladesh has been over-flowing for past many days," Ramteke said.
Meanwhile, civil society organisations have raised a hue and cry over the poor drainage system, unplanned constructions and growth of the city without master plan. They demanded immediate corrective measure to revamp entire drainage system and renovation of embankment.
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