West Bengal introduces new ferries for Hooghly River

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK
Photo: West Bengal Transport Department

The government of the Indian state of West Bengal recently introduced 57 new steel-hulled ferries to serve commuters in Kolkata and other nearby cities.

Commencing operations along the Hooghly River are eleven 200-passenger vessels, forty-four 80-passenger vessels, and two 60-passenger vessels.

The new ferries are slated to replace the locally-made wooden boats known as bhutbutis that had been plying the Hooghly for decades.

See all the other content from this month’s Passenger Vessel Week right here, including reviews, features, opinions and news.


Baird Maritime

The best maritime site on the web. The sea's our scene!