boats on Brahmaputra in Dhubri
File photo.

As river Brahmputra is flowing above the danger level (28.62 m) since Friday evening after rising over 0.10-m in the last 24 hours in Dhubri, the district administration has announced a ban on boat operations in the river until further order.

On Saturday morning, the river was flowing at 28.94 m, which is about 0.34 above the schedule danger mark (28.62 m), as per the report of the Central Water Commission (CWC).

Dhubri district administration sources said the officials of concerned departments including the Inland Water Transport (IWT) are keeping a close watch on the water level of river Brahmputra since it started increasing continuously in the last week.

As the trend of rising the water level has become alarming now and the flow of the water current is increasing in the stream, restrictions will be imposed in the interest of public safety, the district administration said.

All concerned law enforcement agencies of the respective areas have been directed for the compliance of the order, the district administration added.

Although the water level of river Brahmputra is recording the rising trend in Dhubri and South Salmara, the water level of its other tributaries is showing a falling trend.

As per the morning report of the Central Water Commission, in Dhubri, the water level of river Brahmaputra reached 62.94-m mark, which is 0.34-m above the danger mark.

Meanwhile, the Dhubri district has recorded a total rainfall of 41.4-mm during the last 24 hours.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com