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Brahmaputra water level rising fast; heavy rains to lash Assam

Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) predicted heavy rainfall in Assam in next 48-hours even as the water levels of Brahmaputra is rising fast

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Jun 2020 1:22 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) at Borjhar has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Assam in the next 48-hours even as the water levels of the Brahmaputra and most of its tributaries are fast rising in different districts.

"Heavy to very heavy rain with isolated extremely heavy falls is very likely to occur at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. Guwahati will have generally cloudy sky with moderate rain in Guwahati on Friday," a communiqué issued by the RMC said.

On other hand, the water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are rising in different districts. In Guwahati, the Brahmaputra was flowing at 49.13 meter at 6 am on Thursday. But the water level continued to rise throughout the day and was found flowing at 49.25 meter at 6 pm on Thursday. The danger level of the Brahmaputra in the city is marked at 49.68 meter.

In the wake of rising water level of the Brahmaputra, ferry services between Guwahati and North Guwahati and plying of any vehicle in river Brahmaputra will remain suspended till June 30 evening subject to the recession of the water level.

The ferry service between Guwahati and North Guwahati has been disrupted due to the rising water level since May 29. The suspension was extended twice after that.

"Due to the continuous rising of water level of Brahmaputra, the plying of vehicles in the Brahmaputra at Kamrup (Metro) district has been suspended till June 30 evening to avoid any untoward incidents," stated a Kamrup (Metro) district administration notification on Thursday.

The Kamrup (Metro) administration has requested Inland Water Transport (IWT) department to monitor the condition.

Meanwhile, the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) was also directed to coordinate with the IWT department and arrange necessary bus service to North Guwahati.

"The River Police, Kamrup (M) is requested to monitor the movement of all illegal boats to reduce the risk of boat capsize," the order added.

Also watch: Evening Bulletin | 24th June, 2020

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