Current Affairs
Daily Bits

‘Mahabahu-Brahmaputra’: Ro- Pax vessel in Assam

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Economy
  • Published
    17th Feb, 2021

Context

The Ro-Pax vessel (roll-on/roll-off passenger service)- Mahabahu-Brahmaputra will be launched in Assam along with two bridges.

What is Mahabahu-Brahmaputra?

  • It is Ro-Pax vessel (roll-on/roll-off passenger service) operation service.
  • It will operate between-
    • Neamati-Majuli Island
    • North Guwahati-South Guwahati
    • Dhubri-Hatsingimari Shilanyasof Inland Water Transport (IWT) Terminal at Jogighopa
  • Various tourist jetties on River Brahmaputra
  • Aim: The program is aimed at providing seamless connectivity to the Eastern parts of India

Ro-Pax vessel

  • Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are cargo ships.
  • They are designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, etc.
  • Wheeled cargo is driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.
  • This is in contrast to lift-on/lift-off (LoLo) vessels, which use a crane to load and unload cargo.