Assam: Special Pilgrimage Ferry Services To Soon Launch In Guwahati
Jayanta Mallabaruah made this announcement on Thursday, which was decided in Assam Cabinet chaired by CM Himanta Biswa Sarma
GUWAHATI : Jayanta Mallabaruah, the Tourism minister of Assam, announced that special pilgrimage ferry services will be launched in the capital city soon.
The announcement made on Thursday will enable the pilgrims to enjoy a journey that will cover main temples on the both sides of the banks of Brahmaputra. The decision to bring forth the pilgrimage ferry was decided in the Assam Cabinet among various other issues.
The cabinet meeting took place at Janata Bhawan in Dispur, chaired by Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. Jayanta Mallabaruah stated that the special ferry will be provided under the Centre's Sagar Mala Project.
He further mentioned about the impact of this particular step in the tourism sector of the state. It will act as a boost to the tourism potential of Assam.
The ferry will move from Kamakhya temple to Ashwaklanta temple. It will take a turn and head towards the Umananda temple. The final stoppage of the ferry will be the Doul Govinda Mandir located in North Guwahati.
Mallabaruah further informed that, the technical education will go through a transformation in Assam within two months of time period. A special board will be conducted for the same. The process will need around 5,000 technicians as digital meters will be placed in 44 lakh houses.
Jayanta Mallabaruah further mentioned about an amount of Rs 4,662 crore in order to complete the process. A Solar Park of 50 MW will also be established in Borsola.
The minister also talked about the decision of Legal Metrology Department of Assam to collaborate with the Civil Supplies, Food and Consumer Affairs department. Jayanta Mallabaruah in a major statement, informed about the extension of application date regarding the Basundhara Scheme.
The concerned department has decided to extend the date till 31st of March, 2023.
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