Boat and ferry services have been suspended in Kamrup (M) district due to the increasing water level of Brahmaputra river Credit: File image

Guwahati: Following the increasing water of Brahmaputra River, the Kamrup (Metro) district administration has suspended all kinds of boat and ferry services till Sunday evening subject to recession of water level of the river.

Meanwhile, according to government sources, Brahmaputra is flowing at a level of 48.76 metres against the danger level of 49.68 metres in Kamrup (M) areas.

In the eastern part of the district under Chandrapur revenue circle, water from the Brahmaputra submerged cropland too.

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Under Sonapur revenue Circle 120.60 hectares of crop area were affected while under Chandrapur revenue circle the total affected crop area was 450 hectares.

The river water inundated the Lachit Ghat at Machkhowa.

Meanwhile, landslide-induced displacement of water pipes in Chandmari area and repair of ‘bars’ on the banks of the river Brahmaputra added to the potable water woes of the citizens.

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All this has resulted in continued disruption in the Guwahati Municipal Corporation water supply at Chandmari, Chandmari Colony, Kharghuli, Noonmati, Silpukhuri and the surrounding areas for the last eight days.



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