Assam Cabinet approves budget for boosting tourism potential of Brahmaputra
The Assam Cabinet has approved the contract for construction of Terminal & Riverine Infrastructure at Guwahati Gateway Ghat; which will integrate connectivity and safe communication in ferry ghats of Guwahati & North Guwahati alongwith boosting tourism potential of the Brahmaputra. The total contract value is INR 289.45 crores, reports Northeast Today.
Besides, the Assam Inland Waterways Company Limited (AIWCL) – a fully-owned state government will be constituted. The mandate of this company includes – establishment, maintaining and operating cost-effective water transportation services within Assam, including river cruises; developing & maintaining all-weather ports, jetties, passenger terminals, etc.