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Accoland amusement park in Guwahati shut down by dist administration

Popular amusement park, Accoland, was asked to stop its operation with immediate effects by Kamrup Metro district administration in an order issued on Tuesday.

In the order, deputy commissioner Virendra Mittal said that if the amusement park situated at Rani in Guwahati is allowed to continue operations, it may cause serious threat to public health and life and also can become an uncharacteristic example of man-made disaster.

Mittal, who is also the chairman of district disaster management authority, said that the closure comes under the section 30.2 of Disaster Management Act 2005.

The action was followed after reports submitted by additional DC Ranjit Konwar and assistant commissioner Jituraj Gogoi, besides individuals reports submitted by different officials of the concerned departments, regarding the quality of the water of the pools and existing infrastructure of the park.

Earlier, there were media reports that a woman and her family from Barpeta developed skin allergy and rashes following their visit to the park and swimming in the pools.

West Guwahati MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita also raised the issue of poor water quality of the park. Following this, the district administration took the matter seriously.

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