Rivers Swell due to heavy rainfall in Northeast; Ferry services halted
GUWAHATI: With with advent of cyclone Fani, Northeast regions witnessed heavy rainfall for the past several days which have led many rivers to swell beyond their danger levels.
According to the flood bulletin of the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Desang river at Nanglamaraghat in Sivasagar district and the Puthimari river at NH Road Crossing in Kamrup district have crossed the warning levels.
Meanwhile, Brahmaputra is maintaining a rising trend at all its gauge stations at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat, Tezpur, Guwahati, Goalpara and Dhubri, said the CWC bulletin.
The Assam state ferry services stands suspended from plying over Brahmaputra and Barak river till 5th May with immediate effect due to Cyclone FANI, however, officers In-charges of the ferry Ghats/Commercial service/Construction site/workshop are requested to remain vigilant regarding the maintenance /Mooring, securing of boats/vessels etc. under IWT Assam.
File photo of Brahmaputra River