PM Modi to launch ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’, flag off Assam’s Majuli bridge development immediately

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PM Modi to launch ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’, flag off Assam’s Majuli bridge development immediately

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ and lay the inspiration stone of Dhubri Phulbari Bridge immediately 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 can 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-Enterprise, in accordance with the Prime Minister’s Workplace. Apart from these, digital options for ease-of-doing-business can be additionally launched, it stated.

The ​’Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ program is geared toward offering seamless connectivity to the Japanese components of India and contains varied growth actions for the folks dwelling round River Brahmaputra and River Barak.

The Ro-Pax providers will assist in lowering journey time by offering connectivity between banks and thus lowering the gap to be travelled by street, the PMO famous. Ro-Pax operation between Neamati and Majuli will cut back the whole distance of 420 km at the moment being travelled by automobiles to solely 12 km, leading to a considerable impression 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 progress for native companies.

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

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

A everlasting Inland Water Transport Terminal can even be constructed at Jogighopa underneath the programme, which can join with the multi-modal logistics park additionally developing there. This terminal will assist in lowering visitors on the Siliguri Hall in direction of Kolkata and Haldia. The PMO stated it’ll additionally facilitate uninterrupted motion of cargo even through the flood season to numerous North-Japanese states like Meghalaya and Tripura and to Bhutan and Bangladesh as effectively.

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


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