In the wake of rising water level of the Brahmaputra, ferry services between Guwahati and North Guwahati and plying of any vehicle in river Brahmaputra will remain suspended till June 30 evening subject to the recession of the water level.
The ferry service between Guwahati and North Guwahati has been disrupted due to the rising water level since May 29. The suspension was extended twice after that.
“Due to the continuous rising of water level of Brahmaputra, the suspension of plying of vehicles in the river Brahmaputra at Kamrup (Metro) district is hereby extended till June 30 evening to avoid any untoward incidents,” stated a Kamrup (Metro) district administration notification on Thursday.
The Kamrup (Metro) administration has requested Inland Water Transport (IWT) department to monitor the condition.
Meanwhile, the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) was also directed to coordinate with the IWT department and arrange necessary bus service to North Guwahati.
“The River Police, Kamrup (M) is requested to monitor the movement of all illegal boats to reduce the risk of boat capsize,” the order added.
The water level of Brahmaputra in Guwahati is constantly rising and on Thursday morning, the water was recorded at 49.15 M against the danger level of 49. 68 M.