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PM Modi to launch ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’, flag off Assam’s Majuli bridge building right now

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Image Source : PTI PM Modi to launch ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’, flag off Assam’s Majuli bridge building right now
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ and lay the muse stone of Dhubri Phulbari Bridge right now through video conferencing. He can even carry out the bottom breaking ceremony for the development of the Majuli Bridge at 12 midday.

The launch of Mahabahu-Brahmaputra might be marked by the inauguration of the Ro-Pax vessel operations between Neamati-Majuli Island, North Guwahati-South Guwahati and Dhubri-Hatsingimari; Shilanyas of Inland Water Transport (IWT) Terminal at Jogighopa and varied vacationer jetties on River Brahmaputra and launch of digital options for Ease-of-Doing-Business, in response to the Prime Minister’s Office. Besides these, digital options for ease-of-doing-business might be additionally launched, it stated.

The ​’Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ program is geared toward offering seamless connectivity to the Eastern components of India and contains varied improvement actions for the individuals residing round River Brahmaputra and River Barak.

The Ro-Pax providers will assist in decreasing journey time by offering connectivity between banks and thus decreasing the gap to be travelled by street, the PMO famous. Ro-Pax operation between Neamati and Majuli will cut back the entire distance of 420 km at present being travelled by automobiles to solely 12 km, leading to a considerable affect on logistics of small-scale industries of the area.

The programme additionally contains inaugurations for the development of vacationer jetties at 4 places, Neamati, Biswanath Ghat, Pandu and Jogighopa with the monetary help of Rs 9.41 crores from the Ministry of Tourism. These jetties will promote river cruise tourism, generate native employment and in addition generate development for native companies.

The proposed Dhubri Phulbari Bridge might be situated on NH-127B, originating from Srirampur on NH-27 (East-West Corridor), and terminating at Nongstoin on NH-106 in Meghalaya. It will join Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari, Tura, Rongram and Rongjeng in Meghalaya.

The bridge, to be constructed with a complete price of roughly Rs 4,997 crores, will meet the long-standing demand of the individuals from Assam and Meghalaya who have been relying on ferry providers to journey between the 2 banks of the river. It will cut back the gap of 205 km to be travelled by street to 19 km, which is the entire size of the bridge. 

A everlasting Inland Water Transport Terminal can even be constructed at Jogighopa below the programme, which is able to join with the multi-modal logistics park additionally arising there. This terminal will assist in decreasing site visitors on the Siliguri Corridor in the direction of Kolkata and Haldia. The PMO stated it would additionally facilitate uninterrupted motion of cargo even through the flood season to varied North-Eastern states like Meghalaya and Tripura and to Bhutan and Bangladesh as nicely.

PM Modi can even launch two e-portals to additional ease of doing enterprise. The Car-D (Cargo Data) portal will collate cargo and cruise information on a real-time foundation. PANI (Portal for Asset and Navigation Information) will act as an one-stop resolution for offering details about river navigation and infrastructure. 


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