NORTH GUWAHATI, March 4 � In a meeting convened at Majgaon point of Guwahati-North Guwahati under the auspices of IWT Division, Ulubari, on March 1, the Minister for Transport and Tourism, Chandan Brahma while speaking as the distinguished guest in a meeting held in a ship named MV Naranarayan owned by the IWT, assured the gathering to arrange frequent ferry services from 7 am to 8 pm every day not only in Majgaon ghat, but also in the other ferry ghats within the next few days.
Besides, light motor vehicle crossing services in between Guwahati and North Guwahati (Majgaon point) were started from March 1 amidst much public enthusiasm. The Minister narrated how a number of river taxies had already been ready for public use to replace some of the deteriorating �Bhutbhuti� services.
It may be mentioned that eight big ferries would be used to transport light motor vehicles at a fare of Rs 100 per vehicle. The fare of carrying bikes etc, would be Rs 7, it was informed. Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, who accompanied the Transport Minister urged the transport minister to alleviate the sufferings of the commuters by providing improved ferry services from morning till the early hours of the night, including Sundays.
On the demand to take over the ferry services by the department itself, instead of the ongoing leissee system, Minister Brahma assured to do the needful in public interest.
Besides the IWT officials, the meeting was attended by two other MLAs who shared the river cuisine with the ministers.