Focusing on the brighter side towards advancement in the water transportation area, the Assam Government has decided to flag off the Ro-Pax Vessels. Chief Minister, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal will launch this on 31st October, 2020, which will operate from Majuli to Nimati Ghat, Jorhat, thus, reducing the travel distance. On the occasion of both Lakshmi Puja and CM’s birthday, this will indeed serve as a gift to all the inhabitants of Assam.
By means of this launch the Inland Waterways Authority of India and Government of Assam has come up to a deal for the connectivity of the Majuli Island with the mainland. Both the ships have been brought from Kolkata, having a capacity of 10 to 15 vehicles and around 200 passengers. Also, there are well equipped for night journeys too.