Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Shipping
25-February-2016 16:52 IST
Modernization of Dhubri River Port

A floating terminal is being maintained at the Dhubri river port on the bank of river Brahmaputra which caters to the operations of two Roll-on Roll-off vessels of Inland Water Transport Directorate of the Government of Assam and other private boat operators.

In view of the potential of the Dhubri river for transportation of goods to Meghalaya and other parts of Assam, and its strategic location near the international border including the demands from various quarters of Assam, a project for development of a Roll-on Roll-off (Ro-Ro) terminal at Dhubri at a cost of Rs. 46.69 crore has been sanctioned in 2012. This work is being done by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and will facilitate safe navigation of men and material from Dhubri to Hatsingmari on the opposite bank of river Brahmaputra.

The above information was given by Minister of State for Shipping Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.