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The IWT division resumes ferry service on Brahmaputra river in Kamrup district of Assam
The IWT division resumes ferry service on Brahmaputra river in Kamrup district of Assam|EastMojo image
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Assam: Water levels recede, ferry services on Brahmaputra resumed

However, Inland Water Transport division has strictly ordered operations of ferry services in Guwahati only during daytime up to to 6.30 in the evening

Sandeep Borah

Sandeep Borah

Guwahati: Ferry services on the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati, Assam have been resumed during day time with effect from July 22, after the water levels started receding to ‘normal’ levels after the second wave of devastating floods across the state.

The latest order by the Inland Water Transport (IWT) division of Guwahati came after the water levels were recorded by the Central Water Commission (CWC) over the past couple of days.

Copy of the order issued by the Inland Water Transport division, Guwahati in Kamrup district of Assam
Copy of the order issued by the Inland Water Transport division, Guwahati in Kamrup district of Assam
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However, the IWT has strictly ordered operational of ferry services only during the daytime up to to 6.30 in the evening. The night ferry services remain to be under temporary suspension in view of safety of the ferry commuters.

As per the latest CWC report, water level of river Brahmaputra is gradually falling below the danger mark of 49.68 m to 48.50 m, as recorded at 6 am on July 22. However, it still remains to be a matter of concern as more rainfall is expected in the region in the coming days.

CWC report showing water level of Brahmaputra river in Kamrup district of Assam
CWC report showing water level of Brahmaputra river in Kamrup district of Assam
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Earlier on July 12, the Kamrup District Disaster Management Authority suspended plying of boats, including ferry services, keeping in view the safety and security of the public in the wake of a massive rise in water levels of Brahmaputra river, triggered by incessant rainfall.