Motor vessel Lal Bahadur Shastri arrives in Assam from Patna


Guwahati: Motor Vessel (MV) Lal Bahadur Shastri which was flagged off from Patna in Bihar on February 5 has lastly arrived Assam on Sunday.

Earlier, Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off the motor vessel from Patna’a Inland Water Terminal Gaigat.

Assam chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has received the MV on the Pandu Ghat in Guwahati on Sunday morning.  Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was also present in the occasion.

Taking to twitter, CM Sarma wrote: “Glad to witness history being created when MV Lal Bahadur Shastri, a cargo vessel carrying 200 MT of foodgrains from Patna arrived Pandu Port, Guwahati traversing 2,350 km through the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol route. This is an important milestone in the region’s connectivity.”

The ship has travelled 2,350 kilometers across West Bengal and Bangladesh for one month. The ship is carrying 200 metric tons of rice belonging to the Food Corporation of India (FCI).

The MV has opened a new gateway for connectivity through waterways in the Northeast region. This will initiate the pilot movement of food grains on vessels from to Guwahati.

The movement via this vessel will make India’s farmers Aatmanirbhar by expanding their reach and providing the farmers better prices and better living.