Following an international tender process, Inros Lackner was commissioned by the Indian Water Transport and Shipping Authority of Assam to draw up a development plan for river transport, connecting with the region’s roads and railways. In particular, this includes the goal of optimising ferry traffic from the city of Guwahati in the northeast, on the south bank of the Brahmaputra river, to the border with Bangladesh in the west of the country, over a length of about 890 km.
At eleven locations in the Barak and Brahmaputra valleys, possibilities are being evaluated for developing sustainable and efficient solutions for the transport of people and goods on the water, and a variety of influencing factors and limiting conditions are being examined. This includes, for example, the evaluation of existing supply and demand, the assessment of future forecasts for ferry-related shipping until 2035, and testing of the financial feasibility of any such measures. The work also includes the conceptual planning of modular ferry terminals and suitable ferry concepts, supporting the integrated and sustainable implementation of ferry operations.
Over a period of seven months, the Inros Lackner team will develop a complex and future-oriented transportation solution, on the basis of which the World Bank will provide financial Support.