CM of Assam flags off 4 steel Cataraman vessels at Pandu Port,Guwahati
GUWAHATI : Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma flagged off four steel catamaran vessels at Pandu Port in Guwahati . These vessels are launched under a World Bank funded project to transform quality of Inland Water Transport services and integrate high quality passenger & vehicle ferry services into Assam’s wider transport network system.
The vessels are powered with 180 HP twin engines with 10 knots forward speed. They can ply lower draft of 0.75 m & are laced with advance services such as control & monitoring ; communication & navigation; GPS, eco sounder & wind measurement; lifesaving & firefighting equipment.
Out of the four vessels, two will ply on the Brahmaputra at Majuli and one each between Guwahati 1-North Guwahati and Uzanbazar-Umananda.