GUWAHATI, July 28 - Floodwaters of the Brahmaputra continue to inundate some areas of Guwahati and its outskirts, but officials today said the water level of the river was receding.
Meanwhile, the district administration is taking measures to reinforce the vulnerable points, apart from distributing relief material in the affected areas.
Kamrup Metro DC Dr M Angamuthu visited areas under the Azara revenue circle and Borjhar to take stock of the flood situation there. Accompanied by the circle officer, Azara, and officials from the Water Resources department, the DC inspected the vulnerable points in the Brahmaputra dyke and discussed measures to prevent any further breaches.
These areas are close to the airport and are highly vulnerable.
According to the Central Water Commission, Guwahati, the water level of the Brahmaputra decreased by half a centimetre during the day.
�A receding trend has been noticed today in the water level of the river and the situation is likely to improve gradually in the coming days. Relief materials have been sent to the flood affected areas of Chandrapur revenue circle and Bonda and Sunsali areas of Dispur revenue circle. Cattle feed is being sent to areas under Azara revenue circle,� said a district administration official.
The Brahmaputra in the last few days had reached record levels in recent years, prompting an alert in several areas.
�Pandu area of the city has been inundated due to a slight backflow of the river, but the situation is under control,� the official stated.
Floodwaters have also damaged some of the jetties of the Inland Water Transport (IWT) department in Uzanbazar and Fancy Bazar areas. A senior IWT official said that repair work of the jetties would be taken up once the water level becomes stable.
Meanwhile, Purvottar Marwari Sammelan has appealed to all its branches and the Marwari community to lend a helping hand, in whatever capacity they can, to the flood-affected people of the State in their hour of distress.
The Sammelan said in a statement that with the flood situation turning extremely serious, it was the bounded duty of all to assist the flood-hit to tide over the crisis.