ASSAM (Metro Rail News): The north east region has received support from central government for multimodal connectivity.
Multimodal Connectivity in Northeast!
Railways' Riverfront Passenger Jetty was inaugurated today at Bogibeel Road cum Railway Bridge. This will open new doors of opportunities by utilising the potential of the mighty Brahmaputra River. pic.twitter.com/jpXhR2TMuc
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 19, 2022
Railway’s Riverfront Passenger Jetty was inaugurated at Bogibeel Road-cum-Railway Bridge on the 19th of September. This will create new chances by making use of the Brahmaputra River’s potential.
The longest river cruise service in the nation will be launched in Assam in 2023. It will be operational between Bogibeel and Varanasi. It will travel a distance of more than 4,000 kilometers. The route will link the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers via the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route (IBRP).
The service will open for the residents of both states to use inland waterways to advance their commerce, tourism and cargo transportation. The Indian government is also looking for ways to increase inland navigation and river cruise tourism across the Brahmaputra river.
India is taking a significant step toward the integrated connection between its railways and waterways with the plans to create a river site next to the Bogibeel Bridge. It is being carried out as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission “Gati Shakti.” The riverfront facility has enormous potential to develop into a major tourist attraction in the country’s northeast.