The passenger ferry services from Guwahati over river Brahmaputra operated by the government-run Inland Water Transport (IWT) resumed from May 7th, 2020
Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary had on May 6th, 2020 directed Inland Water Transport (IWT) to resume the passenger ferry services in Guwahati.
The ferry services were suspended since the beginning of the first phase of lockdown starting March 25th, 2020.
The Guwahati–North Guwahati, Guwahati–Madhyamkhanda, Rajaduwar – Guwahati and Guwahati–Kuruwa ferry services resumed from May 7th, 2020.
Patowary also directed that all COVID-19 regulations like social distancing, sanitization measures should be strictly followed at the terminals (ghats) and vessels during the period of operation in the ferry services.
It may be mentioned that the normal IWT ferry services between Neamatighat-Kamalbari and Aphlamukh-Neamatighat have already resumed from May 4th, 2020, after the second phase of the lockdown after due adherence of all COVID-19 safety norms.