Himanta Biswa – CM, Assam:
Six days after my 1st visit to Nimatighat, I went there again today to review steps taken by Inland Water Transport Dept & admin of Jorhat, Majuli to ensure smooth movt of ferries & safety of passengers.
CM Office Assam:
CM Dr Himanta Biswa reviewed the Ro-Pax service at Nimatighat.
He said Inland Water Transport Dept has made services of 2 Ro-Pax vessels operational between Jorhat & Majuli after thorough inspection.
2 vessels – MV Raj Lakshmi and MV Digaru – will reach Majuli soon, while another is being developed by the department.
Govt of India has also been requested to send two more Ro-Pax vessels to Assam, of which one will ply between Jorhat and Majuli. 8 local boats suspended for having single engines would be converted into marine engines at the expense of the State Govt.
For passengers’ convenience, timings of Ro-Pax vessels and boats under operation have been re-scheduled and will ply three times a day.
An app would also be launched for booking tickets by passengers. Further, 2 night buses will ply between Jorhat and Majuli via Dibrugarh.