Vikash Sharma

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for the development of ‘Riverine Based Religious Tourism Circuit’ in Guwahati, Assam.

The MoU has been signed between Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Sagarmala Development Corporation Limited (SDCL), Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) and Department of Inland Waterways Transport (DIWT), Government of Assam.

Key Highlights

This will facilitate modern ferry service on a ‘Hop On Hop Off’ among 7 historic religious sites around Guwahati. The seven religious sites are Kamakhya, Pandunath, Ashwalknata, Doul Govinda, Umananda, Chakreshwar and Auniati Satra.

The waiting lounge at the ferry terminal will be a modern facility providing comfortable ambience for the passengers.

Cost

The project, executed via a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), is likely to completed with an investment of Rs 45 crores and will be completed within 12 months.

Route

The circuit will sail from Hanuman Ghat, Uzan Bazar and the ferry service is expected to reduce the overall travel time to less than 2 hours for completing one complete circuit.

(With PIB Inputs)

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