GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday flagged off a ferry service between Kokilamukh and Kartik Chapori across the Brahmaputra at Kolilamukh in Jorhat district on Monday.
The ferry service between Kokilamukh and Kartik Chapro will touch MolaiChapori and facilitate transportation, said an official remark.
The ferry service which will be operated under the supervision of the Inland Water Transport Branch will also boost tourism in Molai Chapori, a Chapori which used to be turned into a forest and a popular tourist destination by environmentalist Jadav Payeng.
Sonowal said, “The inauguration of the ferry service the long pending demand of the people of Kokilamukh and Kartik Chapori has been met. On account of the absence of a steady ferry service, there used to be no transportation network between the people living on both the banks of the river. The ferry service would serve as a boost to the tourism potential of Molai Chapori.”
He also thanked Jadav Payeng for promoting Molai Chapori and turning it into a tourist attraction by transforming the barren land into a forest.