PM Modi launches project 'Mahabahu Brahmaputra' in Assam

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Mahabahu-Brahmaputra' and also laid the foundation stone through video conferencing of the Dhubri Phulbari Bridge. He also held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Majuli Bridge building.

According to the Prime Minister's Office, the launch of Mahabahu-Brahmaputra will be marked by the inauguration of the Ro-Pax vessel operations between Neamati-Majuli Island, North Guwahati-South Guwahati and Dhubri-Hatsingimari; the Shilanyas Inland Water Transport Terminal (IWT) at Jogighopa and various tourist jetties on the Brahmaputra River; and the launch of digital Ease-of-Doing solutions. By providing connectivity between banks and thus reducing the distance to be travelled by road, the Ro-Pax services would help reduce travel time, the PMO noted.