Rs 1,353 cr worth projects awarded under Jal Marg Vikas

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has awarded projects worth Rs 1,353 crore under the Jal Marg Vikas project.

The Jal Marg Vikas (National Waterway-I: River Ganga) project envisages developing a 1,380-km long fairway between Varanasi in U.P. and Haldia in West Bengal at an estimated cost of Rs 5,369 crore.

Called as sub-projects, the Rs 1,353 crore worth projects touch three States, and are scheduled to be ready between May 2018 and December 2019. They include construction of multi-modal terminals and a navigational lock at Farakka.

Construction of multi-modal terminals, jetties, river information system, channel marking, navigational lock, river training and conservancy works are major activities covered by the project.

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