Passenger Launch Service 

Passenger Launch Service is being operated by the Commerce & Transport (Com) Department in the following sectors.

Chandabali Sector 
Sl # Route Details Distance in (km)
1 Chandabali - Aradi 18
2 Chandabali - Damara-Talachua 35
3 Chandabali to Bhitarakanika (For Tourist Purpose)
Balugaon Sector
Sl # Route Details Distance in (km)
1 Balugaon - Kalijai 15
2 Balugaon - KrushnaprasadGada 18
3 Nuagarh (Astaranga)- Kaliakana - Gandakul 20

For providing safe berthing and landing facilities for boats/ launches and passengers, Jetties & Waiting Halls have been constructed/to be constructed in different location of inland water routes.

The details of passenger travelled during last five years are as follows;

Sl # Financial Year Chandabali Sector Balugaon Sector Total
No. of Trips No. of Passenger No. of Trips No. of Passenger No. of Trips No. of Passenger
1 2011-12 699 66810 1558 59071 2257 125881
2 2012-13 738 73790 1613 50805 2351 124755
3 2013-14 836 84912 1401 51509 2237 136421
4 2014-15 1162 101718 1121 40087 2283 141805
5 2015-16 1468 113085 1363 50973 2831 164058