Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda
Sonowal today said the state government is committed to
strengthen communication via land, air and water and have
taken various steps to build infrastructure at a rapid pace.
All great human civilisations have come up on the
banks of rivers and Brahmaputra's limitless possibilities must
be harnessed to develop Majuli and the state, Sonowal said.
He was addressing a programme after flagging off four
newly constructed ferry vessels of Inland Water Transport
Department at Kamalabari in Majuli, his assembly constituency.
"No country can prosper without development of
communication and transportation infrastructure and waterways
play a vital role in economic progress of a country," the
chief minister said.
Those the new vessels would cut down on the time taken
by commuters to travel between Majuli and Jorhat, he said
adding that Majuli would be connected with Jorhat and
Lakhimpur with new bridges.
Majuli is the largest river island in the world.
"There is tremendous curiosity of the people around
the world about Majuli who want to visit the place and the
state government has taken up several initiatives for
developing tourism potential of Majuli," he said.
The roll-on/roll-off vessel service is also slated to
be operational from October and it will facilitate movement of
eight loaded trucks and 200 passengers in a single trip.
Sonowal also distributed financial assistance from
MLALAD to 36 beneficiaries suffering from critical diseases
under 'Suhrid' scheme.
Land allotment certificates to 40 landless families
and 10 e-rickshaws and 10 hand pumps were also distributed to
beneficiaries.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)