Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visits Majuli
Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal visited his home constituency, Majuli on Friday in the aftermath of the tragic boat accident over Brahmaputra River
JORHAT: Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal visited his home constituency, Majuli on Friday in the aftermath of the tragic boat accident over Brahmaputra River that happened near the river island district on September 8. The minister interacted with local representatives and heard their views regarding the incident and expressed his deep condolences to the victims of the accident.
Speaking to the media on the occasion, the minister stated that being the public representative of the river island district, he will always stand with the people of Majuli and look after its development. He also said that Central and State government agencies will work in tandem to dredge the river Brahmaputra so that Ro Pax vessels could travel between Majuli and Jorhat in the winter season. "Majuli has given me huge love and affection, and I will always work for the development of the river island district", the minister added.
Sarbananda Sonowal also took a boat inspection of the accident site and surrounding areas on Brahmaputra river near Nematighat in Jorhat. The minister directed officials to strictly adhere to safety norms for passengers travelling in ferries and boats and urged them to expedite operations to find two persons, who are missing after the accident.
The minister visited the residence of Dr Bikramjit Baruah who is missing after the accident. He spoke with his family members and assured them all support. He then met the injured persons who are being treated at the Jorhat Medical College & Hospital and enquired about their health. He was accompanied by Assam Government Ministers Chandra Mohan Patowary, Bimal Bora, MP Pradan Baruah, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, senior officials and other dignitaries.