Inland Waterways Authority of India: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Waterways Usage Charges Waived by Govt.

Published: July 24, 2020

In order to promote the vision of the government to promote the usage of inland waterways as a supplementary, eco-friendly and cheaper mode of transport in India, the Ministry of Shipping has announced that the waterways usage charges will be waived for an initial period of three months to promote this. At present, only 2% ..

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GoI reviews Seaplane Operation Projects

Published: June 24, 2020

On June 23, 2020, the Minister of State for shipping Shri Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed the sea plane projects of India. The projects were reviewed under a unique brainstorming meeting “Chai pe Charcha”. Highlights The minister directed the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Sagarmala Development company (SDA) limited to join hands to implement the ..

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Container Cargo Movement first time in River Brahmaputra

Published: November 4, 2019

A landmark container cargo consignment will sail on inland waterway from the Haldia Dock Complex, Kolkata to the Inland Waterways Authority of India terminal at Pandu in Guwahati. It is to begin on November 4, 2019. The main objective of the waterway is to improve connectivity to the North Eastern Region. The containers will carry ..

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PM inaugurates Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal at Sahibganj

Published: September 13, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s second Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (built at Sahibganj) online from Ranchi, Jharkhand. He also laid the foundation of a secretariat building in the state capital (Ranchi) which will come up at an estimated cost of Rs.1238.92 crore. About Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal at Sahibganj This is the 2nd of three Multi ..

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Iwai Ship Carrying Bhutanese Cargo flagged off from Assam to Bangladesh

Published: July 15, 2019

In a first ever movement of its kind, IWAI (Inland Waterways Authority of India) ship carrying Bhutanese cargo was flagged off from Dhubri in Assam to Narayanganj in Bangladesh over Brahmaputra River and the Indo Bangladesh Protocol Route. The cargo carrying stone from Bhutan to be delivered in Bangladesh was digitally flagged-off by Mansukh Mandaviya, ..

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