Guwahati: For smooth navigation of ferries, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) on Thursday started dredging in river Brahmaputra.
As water level is receding in multiple stretches of the river Brahmaputra, affecting smooth navigation of ferries, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has started dredging.
At present, the IWAI is dredging in Guwahati stretch of river Brahmaputra, for smooth navigation of ferries on the route.
The Brahmaputra is one of the National Waterways (NW2) and is the lifeline for entire northeast.
National Waterway 2 is a section of the Brahmaputra river, with a length of 891 km between the Bangladesh border near Dhubri and Sadiya in Upper Assam.
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), under the purview of Ministry of Port, Shipping and Waterways, is responsible for maintaining depth of Inland waterways across the nation.