Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be laying the foundations stone of Dhubri Phulbari Bridge and perform Bhumi Pujan for the construction of Majuli Bridge Assam on February 18 via video conferencing. PM Modi will be also launching the ‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’ during the foundation laying ceremony.
The launch of Mahabahu-Brahmaputra will be marked by the inauguration of the Ro-Pax vessel operations between Neamati-Majuli Island, North Guwahati-South Guwahati and Dhubri-Hatsingimari; Shilanyas of Inland Water Transport (IWT) Terminal at Jogighopa and various tourist jetties on River Brahmaputra and launch of digital solutions for Ease-of-Doing-Business. The program is aimed at providing seamless connectivity to the Eastern parts of India and includes various development activities for the people living around River Brahmaputra and River Barak.
The Ro-Pax services will help in reducing the travel time by providing connectivity between banks and thus reducing the distance to be travelled by road.