Guwahati: In view of rising water level of the Brahmaputra, ferry service between Guwahati and North Guwahati has been suspended till June 30 evening subject to the recession of the water level.
The ferry service has been disrupted between the two banks of the river due to the rising water level since May 29. The suspension has been extended at least twice after that.
“Due to 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 untoward incident,” said an official order on Thursday morning.
The Director, Inland water Transport (IWT), Assam here has been requested to monitor the weather condition.
The Metro administration has also directed the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) to coordinate with the IWT department and to 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 River in the city has been on a constant rising trend. On Thursday morning, the water level of the river was recorded at 49.15 M against the danger level of 49. 68 M.