Guwahati-North Guwahati ferry services suspended for two days due cyclone Remal threat


Guwahati-North Guwahati ferry services and fishing activities on the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries has been suspended for two days i.e. from May 27 to May 28, 2024 in anticipation of strong winds and rainfall due to cyclone Remal.

The Kamrup District Disaster Management Authority issued an order stating that all department and private boats or vessels operating ferry services within the Kamrup district will be suspended from May 27, 2024 to May 28, 2024.

Additionally, fishing activities in the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are also prohibited during this period.

The order read, “Whereas National Bulletin No. 14 (BOB/01/2024) has been issued for cyclonic storm Remal’, which has developed over the east central Bay of Bengal. As Remal moves northwards, it is expected to bring heavy winds and significant rainfall to Kamrup District and the entire state of Assam.”

“Whereas, given the serious nature of the situation, it is felt necessary to take immediate measures to prevent potential loss of life and property,” it further added.

It may be mentioned that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted light to moderate rainfall at most places on Sunday, with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in several parts of north-eastern states.

According to IMD, Assam will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall, with extremely heavy rainfall on May 27 and 28, 2024, while heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur on May 29, 2024.