GUWAHATI, March 25 - Three routes have been identified for launching a river taxi service on the Brahmaputra in Guwahati.
One route will connect Lachit Ghat with North Guwahati, the second one will connect Uzanbazar and Umananda, while the third route will link Lachit Ghat and Palasbari.
Cab-hailing firm Ola will act as the water taxi aggregator for the routes, and has applied for permits, sources said.
�Service on the first two routes would commence soon, while the third would take some time. We need to develop road connectivity in and around Palasbari. The distance between Palasbari Ghat and the LGBI Airport is around five km. Unless there is a proper road on that stretch, the taxi service would not serve the purpose. The aim is to connect the airport,� the sources said.
The fares are also yet to be finalised. Ola is also developing an app for the river taxi service.
Two river taxis which were brought to the State following the Advantage Assam summit have conducted trials on the Brahmaputra and identified the three feasible routes.