Assam Inland Waterways Company Limited to boost the river transport system in Assam

The Assam government has decided to set up Assam Inland Water­ways Company Limited to boost the river transport system in the state. The company’s mandate will be to establish, maintain and operate cost-effective water transportation services within Assam including river cruises; and develop and maintain all-weather ports, jetties and passenger terminals. The chief minister of Assam will be the chairman of the company. Further, according to the minister, the state cabinet has approved a contract for the construction of terminal and riverine infrastructure at the Guwahati Hatway Ghat at a total contract value of Rs 2.89 billion.

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