GUWAHATI, March 28 - A British era river route which was once a vital link between the North Bank and the South and had later lost relevance after construction of the Kaliabhumura bridge over Brahmaputra will be revived by the State�s Inland Water Transport (IWT) department.
The ferry service between Dhansiri Ghat of Golaghat and Gomari Ghat in Sonitpur district will resume from April 2 as part of the Namami Bramaputra festival. IWT director Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury told The Assam Tribune that initially one ferry will be operated on the 35-km route. �Depending on the demand, we will deploy more boats,� he said. The service was stopped in 2013 following lack of infrastructure on the approaches of the ghats and hitches caused by sandbars etc.
�Once the ferry service starts, farmers can transport the agriculture products on them, the cost of which will less,� Choudhury said.