India’s longest river cruise will begin in the early part of next year. It will run between Varanasi Bogibeel. Sarbananda Sonowal, the Shipping Minister, stated that the cruise ship will travel more than 4000kms between Ganga and Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route, (IBPR), as well as Brahmaputra.
After the launch of several projects to develop Bogibeel’s infrastructure, the Minister stated that the route would open up new opportunities for Assamians to use inland waterways and promote their livelihood in tourism and cargo transport.According to reports, two floating jetties will be built at Bogibeel, Dibrugarh, and Guijan, Tinsukia districts. Both jetties are being constructed over the National Waterways – 2(NW-2), also known as River Brahmaputra.
A statement was also made regarding the matter, stating that work has been awarded at Coastal Consolidated Structures Pvt. Ltd under an EPC contract (engineering procurement construction). It also stated that the jetties were built at an estimated cost INR 8.25 crore, and will be completed by February 2023.
According to reports, a permanent cargo terminal is being built at Bogibeel for the smooth transportation of cargo from nearby industries such as Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited, and Brahmaputra Val Fertiliser Corporation.
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