The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Sagarmala Development Company Limited (SDCL), Assam Tourism Development Corporation Limited (ATDC), and Directorate of Inland Water Transport (DIWT) Assam will sign a memorandum of understanding to develop a riverine-based tourism circuit over the River Brahmaputra in Guwahati. The project will be developed under the Sagarmala program at an initial cost of Rs. 40-45 million, and the signing ceremony will take place in August. The project will connect the seven historical temples of Kamakhya, Pandunath, Ashwaklanta, Doul Govinda, Umananda, Chakreshwar, and Auniati Satra in Guwahati via waterways, and the ferry service is expected to reduce the total travel time to less than two hours.
The route starts at Hanuman Ghat and Uzan Bazar and ends at the Traversing all of the above temples via waterways. Meanwhile, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said in 2022 that work had started on national waterways along the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers, connecting cargo and passenger ships from Assam and the Northeast via Bangladesh to Haldia in West Bengal. The goal behind the rehabilitation of national rivers as a means of communication is transformation through transport.
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