Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Thursday launched the Roll-on-Roll-off (RoRo) service which will ferry people and goods vehicles to provide much-needed connectivity to Majuli river island.
Sonowal flagged off a new water vessel MV Bhupen Hazarika connecting Kamalabari with Neamati Ghat. The RoRo service was launched in collaboration between Inland Waterways Authority of India and the Assam government.
The vessel which is 46.50 meters long and 13.30 meter wide has a carrying capacity of eight trucks and 100 passengers. The vessel can sail at the speed of 22 km per house, they said.
Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma were present at the function to launch the service.