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National Waterways 1 on Ganga emerges leader in cargo handling
Mr.G.Chandrasekar Nov 11 2022 Shipping News

National Waterways 1 on Ganga emerges leader in cargo handling

The Inland WaterwaysMinistry has formulated a plan to invest a fresh dose of funds to the tune of Rs 4500 crores on this project in the coming years an official of the Ministry was quoted by media reports

The Inland waters ministry has been focusing its attention on the Ganga waterway by building full-fledged jetties at Varanasi and another one at Bihar to facilitate movement of cargo from Eastern Uttar Pradesh to the Haldia Port.

Connectivity to Uttar Pradesh Bihar is among the top priority of the government the official said. Around 60 new jetties have been added along the two banks of Ganga in these two North Indian states while the 40 existing ones are also being upgraded.

The Government proposed to provide a sum ofrs 4500 crores among the 23 national waterways in various parts of the country.

The investment would help to treble the cargo movement through inland water transport to 300 million tons. Bulk of the cargo movement will take place in Ganga, Brahmaputra and to North east Via Bangladesh.

The states of Gujarat, Odisha, Karnataka, MP, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur are also working on developing the new waterways.