Two ferries with around 100 passengers had to stop in the middle of the Brahmaputra River in Majuli on Wednesday afternoon due to heavy fog and poor visibility. One of the ferries was travelling from Jorhat to Majuli, while the other was travelling in the opposite direction.
According to an Inland Water Transport department official, both ferries had to be stopped in the middle of the Brahmaputra River due to heavy fog.
Thankfully, the passengers reached their respective destinations safely after waiting for about three hours. No damage or casualty was reported.
The transport official said the water level had been rising since yesterday and this resulted in heavy fog, which hampered navigation due to poor visibility.
Concerned authorities contacted the drivers and officials present on the ferry. “There is no reason to panic as they will move immediately after the fog decreases,” said the Inland Water Transport department official.