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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a series of initiatives related to the country’s inland water. It marked the debut of the world’s longest river cruise from Varanasi to Dibrugarh, transporting a foreign tourist ship repair shop at the inland waterway port of Pandu in Guwahati, which had been dormant for several years holds. The Calcutta facility will be complemented by the new ship repair facility.
Currently, boats and barges use the Kolkata ship repair shop, which means a longer journey and higher costs. Many years ago it was first proposed to set up a ship repair plant in Guwahati. It started in 1997 after the estimate under the government-backed program presented to Dire by the IWT (Inland Waterway Transport). In recent years, the government has pushed for the development of inland waterways, particularly Na Waterway 2, with a focus on the development of multimodal transportation in the nation (Brahmaputr has the greatest potential of the two as it links the river networks between Bangladesh, West Bengal connects , and the northeastern region.
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