Press Information Bureau: March 03, 2015
New Delhi: The Government is considering a proposal to set up an Integrated National Waterways Transport Grid (INWTG) which covers mainly five National Waterways. The INWTG includes development of the National Waterways with at least 2.5 meter Least Available Depth (LAD), upgrading/ setting up of priority terminals, establishing road connectivity, wherever feasible, rail and port connectivity.
The study undertaken by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has, at present, identified 31 terminals in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh for construction of terminals on National Waterways. With the establishment of the INWTG, the National Waterways would be connected to National/ State Highways and would become an integral part of the transportation grid in the country.
This information was given by Minister of State for Shipping, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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