Ferry terminals at cities situated on river banks
Last Updated at July 25, 2017 00:21 IST
The Inland Waterways Authority of India has plans for construction of 18 ferry terminals in six cities of Varanasi, Patna, Munger, Bhagalpur, Kolkata and Haldia on NW-1 or the River Ganga, under the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP). The project aims at capacity augmentation of navigation on the Haldia Varanasi stretch of National Waterway-1. IWAI has engaged a reputed consultant for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the development of ferry services at these places. The consultants have started the preparatory work for identifying suitable locations. .
This information was given by Minister of State for Shipping and Road Transport & Highways, and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. .
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First Published: Mon, July 24 2017. 00:21 IST