Bringing cheers to the residents of Majuli, the river island district of Assam, five more vessels have been incorporated to the ferry service between Majuli and Nimati.
These five new ferries arrived at the Kamalabari ferry ghat on Sunday evening.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is also the local legislator will ceremonially flag off the five new ferries at the Kamalabari ferry ghat on August 9 next.
These five new ferries which will operate under the Inland Water Transport Department have been constructed from funds provided by the State Government.
Among the five ferries, two have been transported to Majuli all the way from Guwahati.
These five new ferries will ply between Kamalabari ghat in Majuli and Nimatighat for the convenience of the locals and will be operated by Inland Water Transport Department.
Notably, the World Bank has sanctioned a sum of Rs 16 crore for a massive project by the Inland Water Transport Department.
Once the project is approved, it is expected that works to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore will begin in Assam.
It is learnt that as part of this ambitious project, all the river ports across the State will be revamped and more new ferries will be built to enhance inland water transport in the State.