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HALDIA, 28 DEC: It's said better late than never. It seems at long last the state disaster management department has woken up. For it has come up with a fresh initiative to stop overloading of ferries. It has also issued a directive making availability of two life jackets on each boat mandatory.
The move comes close on the heels of the Governor Mr MK Narayanan asking the state government to submit a status report on waterways transport in Bengal following the trawler tragedy near Ghoramara Island in the Bay of Bengal on 30 October.
In a letter to all the district magistrates and superintendents of police where boats ferry people across …