Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of a multi-modal terminal and a four-lane bridge on the Ganga river in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district.
In his address, Modi said: “Our government has taken historic decision to develop waterways. It has taken the developing waterways as a challenge. The Varanasi to Haldia waterways will be developed and open a new door for development.”
“The waterways on the Ganga river will connect Jharkhand to the world. Jharkhand is a land-locked state but after developing waterways, it will get connected to the world and become part of the economic revolution,” he added.
The multi-modal terminal is an important component of the development of the National Waterway-1 from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal, a distance of 1,390 km.
The four-lane bridge on the Ganga river will be connecting Sahibganj, some 450 km from state capital Ranchi, to Manihari in Bihar’s Katihar district.
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