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    Assam Cabinet gives nod for high-level probe in Majuli ferry mishap

    Additional Chief Secretary Monindra Singh has been directed to investigate the case and submit the final report in one month

    Guwahati: Assam cabinet on Thursday gave its nod for a high-level probe in the Majuli Ferry Mishap incident and directed the Additional Chief Secretary Monindra Singh to investigate the case.

    The final report has to be submitted in the next one month, informed Assam cabinet minister Keshab Mahanta.

    The Jorhat district police have also been directed to register a criminal case in connection to the incident.

    Assam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog has been given the responsibility to oversee the development works related to the construction of the Majuli Bridge. The monitoring will be done every month, stated minister Mahanta.

    It may also be mentioned that earlier in the morning hours, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the Nimati Ghat in Jorhat, a day after a head-on collision between two ferries that left one person dead and two missing.

    Following the incident, CM Sarma announced that the construction work of Majuli Bridge will be started from November and will be completed within 4 years.

    Taking stock of the situation, the minister further said that the ferries will now be upgraded to double engines for which a fund of Rs 10 lakh will be provided.

    The minister also announced that the government will provide assistance to the family of Parimita Das, who lost her life in the mishap.

    Read More : Majuli ferry mishap: Mortal remains of deceased passenger Parimita Das to be cremated in Guwahati


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