Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday visited the boat accident site near Nimati Ghat and took stock of the present situation & rescue operations by National Disaster Response Force, India & State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF)
He directed Jorhat District Administration to register a criminal case on the accident. A high level inquiry will also be instituted today.
To ensure uninterrupted service of Ro-Pax throughout the year, dredging between Kamalabari & Nimati Ghat will be carried out to create a navigation channel.
DCs of Jorhat & Majuli will re-schedule & monitor timings of the ferry service.
From today, plying of private ferries will be stopped as they don’t have marine engine. If owners wish to convert single engine to marine engine, GoA will provide grant of Rs 10 lakh with 75% subsidy.
SoP will be issued to schedule health check ups of those working on boats.
A bridge connecting Jorhat & Majuli is under construction. A group of Ministers will review its progress.
Three officials of Inland Water Transport Department have been placed under suspension in this accident case.