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

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    17th Feb, 2021


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.