JORHAT, Nov 7 - The Jorhat district unit of AASU has demanded resumption of the RO -RO ( Roll-On/Roll-Off) vessel service between Kamalabari Ghat (Majuli) and Nimati Ghat (Jorhat) at the earliest.
The AASU, in a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister and the Transport Minister, through the Jorhat district administration, today sought the resumption of the service at the earliest.
The students' body led by the Jorhat district unit president and general secretary Surjya Kumar Bhuyan and Jitu Neog respectively said that in view of a heavy rush of visitors expected between Jorhat and Majuli during Raas festivity that will commence from November 11 the RO RO vessel service should be re-started immediately.
It may be mentioned here that the vessel christened as MV Bhupen Hazarika, which was built at a cost of Rs 10 crore by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) with a capacity to carry over 100 passengers along with eight trucks, had considerably cut down the traveling time between the Brahmaputra island and mainland Jorhat.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, also the MLA of Majuli, on October 11 last year had launched the service at the Kamalabari Ghat.