NORTH GUWAHATI, July 20 � Following a rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra river, the district administration has ordered temporary suspension of ferries plying between Guwahati and three North Guwahati ghats since July 16.
Mechanised boat services between the ghats of the two banks have been allowed under strict supervision till dusk sets in.
However, the hardships caused to the commuters due to suspension of ferry services have been ignored by the authorities concerned. Despite the rise in the water level, there are no strong currents and the use of well-equipped mechanised boats, as demanded by the commuters since the past several years, could have eased the problems of the North Guwahati commuters.
The abandoned ropeway project and the election-oriented high-profile road bridge project linking North Guwahati with the city have been put in cold storage till the announcement of the dates of the next general election, it is presumed.
What the people of North Guwahati and adjoining areas seek is a well-planned scheme so that ferry services can be kept functional during all seasons by a group of a political planners.