GUWAHATI, June 27 - Following incessant rainfall and rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra, the situation in Guwahati has worsened. Sources at the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) said the situation in the city is critical and may go out of control if rain continues.
The condition of the Bharalu river is grim and if rain continues, then the river is likely to overflow. �As the water level of the Brahmaputra is rising, so the Bharalu river has not been able to discharge the excess water. Water from the Brahmaputra has also backflowed into the city through various routes and inundated many areas near the Bharalu. So the situation is very critical,� GMC Commissioner Debajyoti Hazarika said.
Hazarika said 22 pumps, located in various areas, have been relentlessly working to pump out water from water-logged areas. But the measure is not adequate to address the situation as the flow of the Bharalu has been disrupted. The sluice gate at the Bharalu point also remains closed as a precautionary measure.
Reacting to the issue, Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu said the administration is working to divert the excess water to Deepor Beel through the Mora Bharalu river.
The rising water of the Brahmaputra on Saturday inundated all ghats under the Inland Water Transport department located in Machkhowa and Fancy Bazar areas. River water also largely affected the newly developed Lachit Ghat and fish market in Uzanbazar area.