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Assam CM Flags Off 4 Catamaran Vessels At Pandu Port

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma flagged off four steel catamaran vessels at Pandu Port in Guwahati on Monday.

These vessels are launched under a World Bank-aided project to transform quality of Inland Water Transport services and integrate high quality passenger and vehicle ferry services into Assam’s wider transport network system.

The vessels are powered with 180 HP twin engines with 10 knots forward speed. They can ply lower draft of 0.75 m and are laced with advance services such as control and monitoring; communication and navigation; GPS, eco sounder and wind measurement; lifesaving and firefighting equipment.

Out of the four vessels, two will ply on the Brahmaputra at Majuli and one each between Guwahati-North Guwahati and Uzanbazar-Umananda.

CM also launched e-ticketing system for Umananda ferry service which enables tourists to pre-book their tickets online.

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