Sonowal flagged off a new water vessel MV Bhupen Hazarika connecting Kamalabari with Neamati Ghat.
Earlier the trucks used to take a circuitous road route of 421 km from Neamati to Majuli island via Tezpur Road bridge. Now it would be only 12.7 km with the use of the river route, officials said.
The vessel which is 46.50 meter long and 13.30 meter wide has a carrying capacity of eight trucks and 100 passengers. The vessel can sail at the speed of 22 km per house, they said.
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