To improve river transportation in Assam, the state government has decided to establish the Assam Inland Waterways Company Limited (AIWCL). The decision was reached during a state cabinet meeting on Tuesday at Janata Bhawan, which was chaired by Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma. Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said, “The Chief Minister will be the chairman of Assam Inland Waterways Company Limited, and the company’s mandate will be to establish, maintain, and operate cost-effective water transportation services within Assam, including river cruises, develop and maintain all weather ports, jetties, and passenger terminals.”
The Minister further said that, the state cabinet also approved contract for construction of Terminal and Riverine Infrastructure at Guwahati Hatway Ghat and the total contract value will be Rs 289.45 crore. The Assam cabinet also approved Assam Bridge Project-II,4.08 km long 4-lane extradosed PSC bridge over the Brahmaputra river connecting Palasbari and Sualkuchi with a cost of Rs 3197 crore.
Assam, north east with my late Army Border road vs Mountain divn 4 serving civil engr brother who time again used to interact with my civilian construction career exchanging such views had my thumb rule speak min 55 such bridges with his 57 km Aizol Mayanmar road vs my ICL noonmati on Bramhaputra bank of Himmatsingkas in 2003-5 made me comment like this.