Siliguri, July 26: The water level of the Mahananda River has risen due to continuous rains. Due to continuous rain last night, several parts of the dam in the river Mahananda adjacent to the boat dock have been submerged in water. As a result, boat movement has been disrupted.
There are Kalabasti on the other side of the river Mahananda in that area, where thousands of people live. The only reliable means of transportation. However, the boat crossing ghat has been washed away with the boat. As a result, the boat movement is closed.
Currently, the villagers are worried about how to cross. Tapan Saha, a local boatman, said that a large part of the embankment, starting from the boat dock, was broken by the water. He feared that if the government did not take immediate steps to repair the dam, not only the surrounding settlements but also a project of SJD would be submerged.