JORHAT: MV-Bhupen Hazarika, a big size ferry built at the cost of Rs 10 crore by the Inland Waterways Authority of India, arrived at Neematighat on Wednesday afternoon. The ferry will be able to carry over 500 passengers along with 10 trucks, each weighing 25 tonnes, and 25 small vehicles. The length of the ferry built of steel is 46.50 metres and breath is 13.30 metres. It has two additional engines along with one main engine, said Inland Waterway officials.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will flag off the first ever Ro-Ro ( Roll on/roll off) ferry service at Kamalabari Ghat which will leave for Neematighat on October 11. Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Narayan Konwar, SP Vaibhav Nimbalkar, ADCs Jayanta Goswami and Tapan Gohain were among the representatives from the district administration who came to see the Rs 10-crore ferry.