Assam govt to strengthen land, air, water transport: Sarbananda Sonowal

Vastavam web: 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. 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. Sonowal also distributed financial assistance from MLALAD to 36 beneficiaries suffering from critical diseases under ‘Suhrid’ scheme.