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Ro-Ro vessel MV Sankardev flagged off in Kolkata, to be deployed on Brahmaputra

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Ro-Ro vessel MV was flagged off here on Saturday by Inland Waterways Authority of India's

Equipped to carry 12 trucks of 25 tonnes each and 200 passengers, the vessel will be deployed on

Flagging off the vessel, Pandey said, "MV will ease the connectivity problem faced by the dwellers of in the as they for a long time had no proper means of connectivity."

Ro-ro vessels solve connectivity problems across big rivers like Ganga and Brahmaputra by reducing the requirement of cross-river bridges and providing cost-effective and easy means of

Notably, IWAI has already started two other in

MV Gopinath, with a capacity to transport 8 trucks and 100 passengers is deployed between Dhubri and Hatsingimari. The freighter has reduced the by 190 km.

This apart, MV Bhupen Hazarika that can ferry 8 trucks and 100 passengers, connects Majuli with Neamati. It has cut down the circuitous road route of 423 km that trucks had to take from Neamati to via Tezpur road bridge, by limiting the distance to only 12.7 km with the use of inland water transport.



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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 21:08 IST