Correct Answer : Option (B) - Assam
The Assam government, on Saturday, 19th February 2022, launched the country's first night navigation mobile application in rivers for ferries on the Brahmaputra river.
The first night navigation mobile application in rivers in the country was launched for ferries plying on Brahmaputra river on Saturday(19th Feb 2022), an official spokesperson said.
The inaugural night journey of an Inland Water Transport ferry fitted with the system sailed between Guwahati and North Guwahati at 9 pm and completed the return journey also in about an hour.
Chief Minister "Himanta Biswa Sarma" ceremonially launched the system during the day, the spokesperson said. The night navigation mobile application was developed by the transport department in association with K Raju, the principal scientist of IIT Madras and will survey the draft of the rivers, the spokesperson said.
The chief minister also launched ten Aadhar-based contactless services of the department as part of its efforts to make public service delivery efficient and hassle free, an official release said.
These services are expected to reduce footfalls at district transport offices (DTOs) by about four lakh annually, it said.
Speaking at the programme Sarma said efforts are on in Assam to minimise the compliance burden of the common people in obtaining government services in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and the online services are a step in that direction.Source : India Today