18 ferry terminals to be built along Ganga

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New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) plans to construct 18 ferry terminals in six cities along the River Ganga under the Jal Marg Vikas Project, Parliament was told on Monday.

The six cities include Varanasi, Patna, Munger, Bhagalpur, Kolkata and Haldia on National Waterway-1, Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Lal Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

“The project aims at capacity augmentation of navigation on the Haldia – Varanasi stretch of National Waterway-1,” he said.

The Minister added that IWAI has engaged a reputed consultant for preparation of Detailed Project Report for the development of ferry services at these places.

“The consultants have started the preparatory work for identifying suitable locations,” he said.

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