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Govt to modernize ferry services: Gogoi


The Assam government pulls up its sleeves to modernize the ferry services.


Opening the conference of DCs and SPs in Dispur on Wednesday, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi admitted that the boat tragedy in Dhubri took place because of an old ferry service. He said that the government would lay emphasis on development of river transport to check recurrence of such incidents in the future.


Addressing the DCs and SPs, Gogoi said emphasis has to be given on developing river transport in a big way.


He urged the DCs and SPs to take strong action against those who carry excess load in boats and buses beyond their permissible limits.


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