Brahmaputra Riverfront Development and Bharalu Flood Mitigation
The Bharalu Channel flooding can be effectively addressed by creating a Polder/Reservoir along the Brahmaputra Riverfront. This is possible by creating an embankment connecting two Rocky Outcrops abutting the Brahmaputra, namely the Sukleshwar Point and the Kalipur- Kamakhya area and encircling the existing natural cove.
The reclaimed area thus available can be used to create a large reservoir/polder for the Flood management of the Bharalu Channel and also enable the creation of a large area for Riverfront Development.
The MG road can be realigned along this embankment creating a large promenade and Riverfront Development area.
The channel width of the Brahmaputra is not affected as it remains within the 1.1 km at Kamakhya and Sukleshwar Points. The reclaimed area is within the natural cove created in the southern bank of the river.