Adani Logistics is carrying the largest container cargo in the National Waterway-1 from Haldia to Patna, an Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) official said Tuesday.
The cargo with 52 containers began sailing on Tuesday from Haldia docks and a formal flagging off event from Kolkata will be held in presence of chairman of IWAI and Kolkata Port Trust and other officials on Wednesday.
Container cargo was earlier sent from Kolkata to Varanasi and bulk cargo like coal moved over inland waterways till Farraka to feed NTPC power plants.
IWAI is creating infrastructure including terminal at Haldia for huge cargo movement over the Ganga to Varanasi and further upstream to connect Nepal with multimodal terminals.
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