- NET Web Desk
The Assam Government has announced the upcoming arrival of 20 new customised Ro-Pax ferries.
According to official reports, three among 20 of these ferries is expected to arrive in the state within the next one to two months.
Designed as “catamaran”, these ferries are basically look alikes of yachts or boats, incorporating twin hulls in parallel.
Meanwhile, 10 ferries will provide a capacity of 50 passengers, while the other 10 will include a capacity of around 100 passengers.
It is pertinent to mention here that Assam already have four Ro-Pax ferries, made operational during February 2021.
One of these ferries are functional between Guwahati and North Guwahati.
While, the other two are operational between Neamati Ghat and Majuli.
Similarly, the other ferry operates between Dhubri to South Salmara.
Ferry services between Guwahati and North Guwahati resumed on Monday September 6, after facing through months of closure.
While speaking to media personnel, Gautam Das, the Director of Inland Water Transport (IWT), stated that ferry services have been resumed for the public following stringent measures related to COVID-19 protocols.
Vaccination has not been made mandatory yet, he further added.
As per reports, the timings and the fares will remain the same as earlier until any further notice.
The ferry services between Guwahati and North Guwahati were closed in May this year when the state government issued restrictions on inter-district travel in view of the second wave of COVID-19.