To address issues regarding fuel requirement of National Waterways, Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) have inked a pact, the government said Tuesday.
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has found that 20 proposed national waterways are technically not feasible, a report said.
Four major rivers, including Jehlum and Chenab, in Jammu and Kashmir have been declared “national waterways” by the Union government, paving the way for inland navigation on them to boost water transport and tourism, the state government has said.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari’s ambitious plan of starting a ‘water taxi’ service from the national capital suffered a setback last month when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) sent a notice to the government over the project.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has promised to help acquire 100 acres of land for the creation of a Rs 1,000-crore multi-modal ‘freight village’ in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, to be developed by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI).
In a landmark development for expansion of inland waterways in the country, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has raised Rs 340 crore through its maiden bond issue from the market.