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Erosion threatens Neematighat approach road to Majuli

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, MAY 24: As the water level of mighty Brahmaputra is increasing trend since the past two days due to incessant rain at higher altitude of Aruchal and galand, in between the 8-km approach road to Neematighat, the gateway to Majuli is under serious threat from erosion, said Water Resource department official sources here.

Erosion has been threatening three different spots and ferry passengers and tourists plying between Jorhat and Majuli might face an uphill task to travel by foot to reach the ghats from where ferry and goods-carrying trucks, tankers, passengers buses and mini buses have to stop few kilometers away due to a portion of black metal approach road which is on the verge of erosion, informed Central Water Commission (CWC) sources here.

Meanwhile, the water resources department since Wednesday evening started to lay sand fill geo bags in the erosion-hit site, but only after completion of the work it will speak about its positive or negative results after a day or two as the water current is too high, said official sources here.

The approach road to Neematighat was constructed under the scheme -Immediate measures to avert destruction of communication to Majuli Island via Neematighat and avert flood devastation of River Brahmaputra at Neematighat area (restoration of breach like damages of embankment cum road) for 2012-13 (under SDRF) with estimated amount 1315.39 lakh which was construction by Upper Assam Investigation (Water Resource) division, Jorhat, said official sources here.

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