The rail and road communications to Dhubri town, the district headquarters of flood-hit Dhubri district, have come to a standstill for the third consecutive day as floodwaters submerged all roads of the town.
The main GTB road, which links Gauripur with Dhubri town, has also been submerged.
Rail service has also been stopped since Tuesday with flood affected people taking shelter on both sides of the railway tracks lying between Dhubri and Gauripur following rise in the water level of mighty Brahamputra and its tributaries.
An alert has been sounded in all the 8 blocks of Dhubri district as flood water entered in 724 villages which directly affected nearly and above 10 lakh of population.
A total of 25,000 inmates have so far taken shelter in 73 relief camps across the district.
A total of 43 relief distribution centres have also been opened in different parts of the flood affected areas.
A senior district administrative official said, “There are breaches and sinkage of water in the main road in several places have been noticed and also the road is reeling under water, starting from outer signal to the town area and due to the rising water trends, the authorities have stopped all movements of vehicles on the main road as a precautionary measure.”
Continuous rise in flood waters in Dhubri town is likely to worsen the situation in the district.
River Brahmaputra was flowing at 30.36 m at 7 pm in Dhubri which is above the danger level of 28.62 m.
“We are alert and keeping a close watch on the situation. The engineers of the department concerned and the circle officers have been asked to stay at the block headquarters,” deputy commissioner Ananta Lal Gyani said.
On the other hand, the local people of Dhubri town are crying for drinking water and electricity.
The electricity connection of the entire town areas remains disconnected since Sunday evening following which the drinking water supply service, provided by Dhubri Muncipal Board, has totally collapsed.