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Development of Eight New National Waterways

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The Government has commenced work on development of eight new National Waterways; their details and operational status is given below: Declared Stretch of NW Status River Barak (NW-16):

Bhanga - Lakhipur Stretch of 121 km.

Under Phase-1, the stretch between Silchar to Bhanga (71 km) has been taken up for development. Waterway is operational with limited infrastructure facility. River Gandak (NW-37): Bhaisalotan Barrage near TriveniGhat to confluence with Ganga river at Hajipur (296 km)in and UP. Development works have commenced from Ganga confluence to (250 km approx.) stretch of NW-37 under Phase-1. Waterways in NW-27-Cumberjua - confluence with Zuari to confluence with (17 km) NW 68 - Mandovi- to (41 km) NW 111 - Zuari- to (50 km).

Development works for expansion/ setting up of floating jetties and upgradation/ installation of navigational aids is underway. NWs of are operational.6. - Kottayam - (NW-9) :Boat Jetty, to Athirampuzha (38 km) in Development work in the Alappuzha-Kottayam stretch has commenced under Phase-1 for cargo movement. Waterway is already operational for 7. River Rupnarayan (NW-86): Confluence of Dwarkeshwar and Silai rivers (Pratappur) to confluence with (Geonkhali) (72 km) in Approximately 34 kms between to Kolaghat stretch has been taken up for development under Phase-I.8. Sunderbans Waterways (NW-97): to AtharaBankiKhal& 13 connected rivers (654 km) in Phase-I development work of this waterway from to AtharaBankiKhal (172 km) has been taken up. Waterway is already operational under Indo-Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) route.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 15:34 IST