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Four new Ro-Pax vessels for Assam: Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary

In view of the Ro-Ro vessel service in Assam, Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary in a statement on

Chandra Mohan Patowary

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 July 2020 1:41 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: In view of the Ro-Ro vessel service in Assam, Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary in a statement on Monday said, "We are deeply concerned with the plights of the inhabitants of Majuli and people of other parts of Assam for the non-functioning of Ro-Ro vessels being operated by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Government of India."

The Minister stated, "The Transport Department, Government of Assam is in constant touch with the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India and on the State's request, Inland Waterways Authority of India, Ministry of Shipping will deliver Assam four new state-of-the-art "Ro-Pax" vessels – built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd."

According to a release, the new Ro-Pax vessels have a capacity of 200 passengers and along with these, can carry 2 trucks and 4 cars.

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