IWTD Executive Engineer Bikramaditya Choudhury Suspended Twice for Boat Tragedies in Assam
Three Inland Water Transport department officials have been suspended in connection with the boat capsize in the river Brahmaputra at Nimatighat
GUWAHATI: Inland Water Transport Department (IWTD) Executive Engineer Bikramaditya Choudhury has been suspended twice for boat tragedies.
Notably, first, he was suspended in the 2018 North Guwahati tragedy and now in the Majuli tragedy.
Three Inland Water Transport department officials have been suspended in connection with the boat capsize in the river Brahmaputra at Nimatighat in upper Assam's Jorhat district on Wednesday.
Sources said Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has ordered the suspension of three IWTD officials following the tragic boat mishap.
The suspended officers are Executive Engineer Vikramaditya Choudhury, Assistant Executive Engineer (in charge) Mukut Gogoi and Junior Engineer Ratul Tamuly.
Personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and SDRF started search operations to rescue the missing boat passengers.
Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today visited the boat accident site where a passenger ferry capsized yesterday in the Brahmaputra near Nimatighat of Jorhat district on a machine boat and took stock of the present situation and rescue operations by NDRF and SDRF. The CM monitored the rescue operation for around 45 minutes from the machine boat.
Ministers Chandra Mohan Patowary, Jogen Mohan and Bimal Bora, MPs Topon Kumar Gogoi and Pradan Baruah, MLAs Hitendra Nath Goswami, Bhaben Bharali and Renupama Rajkhowa, and DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta were also present during the visit of the Chief Minister.