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Waterways will be developed in Saryu river: Gadkari

Press Trust of India  |  Faizabad (UP) 

said Friday that waterways would be developed in the that would facilitate to via

The for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation laid the foundations of several projects worth Rs 7,195 crore, including the construction of 632 kilometres of national highway in eastern Uttar Pradesh, here.

"I am bringing an airboat from that can land in water. Next time when I will come I will come in airboat. This airboat will operate from to We also have plans to operate double-decker buses that can fly," he said.

Addressing Deputy Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, who was present on the dais, said, "Maurya-ji you also start such air buses in It will solve your problem of traffic jam and this double-decker air busses are much cheaper than Metro."

The minister also said river ports are also being developed that will help in smooth movement of goods to and

He claimed the department of River Development and Ganga Conservation has cleaned 30 per cent of the and announced that by next March, the river will be 100 per cent clean and one can drink water from the river directly.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 00:20 IST