Inland Waterways Current Affairs, GK & News

World Bank’s 105 million USD loan to improve Waterways in West Bengal

The World bank, Government of India and Government of West Bengal recently signed a 105 million US the agreement. The fund has been allocated to the West Bengal inland water transport, logistics and special development project. What are the key features of the agreement? According to the agreement the one hundred and five million USD ..

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New Routes for Inland waterway

The Government of India recently identified new routes for ferry services through inland waterways. This is being done to promote coastal shipping and boost tourism. About the New Routes The new routes include Hazira, Somnath temple, Okha and Jamnagar. Also, destinations along the international routes have also been identified under the Sagarmala Project. The Sagarmala ..

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India received first shipment from Bangladesh through water route

India has received the first commercial shipment from Bangladesh through water route on November 9, 2020. The shipment was received Assam’s Karimganj on the Protocol for Inland Water Trade and Transit (PIWTT) route. This is a step towards utilizing the inland waterway connectivity for trade and prosperity between both the countries. About Protocol on Inland ..

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Ministry of Shipping renamed to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has renamed the Ministry of Shipping to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on November 8, 2020. PM Modi announced the renaming of the ministry at the inaugural virtual event of Ro-Pax terminal at Surat’s Hazira. He also flagged-off the Ro-Pax ferry service between Hazira and Ghogha in Gujarat in the ..

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Waterways Usage Charges Waived by Govt.

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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