National Waterways Current Affairs, GK & News

Cabinet nod for Inland Vessels Bill

Union Cabinet has approved the Inland Vessels Bill, 2021, which will replace Inland Vessels Act, 1917. Key Provisions of the bill As of now, total 4,000 km inland waterways have been operationalized. Bill will regulate safety, security and registration of inland vessels. Bill provides for a unified law for entire India instead of separate rules ..

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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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Bharatmala Pariyojana delayed

The Bharatmala Pariyojana that was scheduled to be completed in 2021-22 is to be completed by 2025-26. The announcement of delay was announced by the rating agency ICRA (Investment Information and credit Rating Agency). Highlights The prevailing COVID-19 crisis could delay the asset monetization plan of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). Until February 2020, ..

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LADIS Portal Launched

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launched a new portal LADIS – Least Available Depth to aid in ensuring of optimum use of National Waterways. LADIS An assured depth of waterway is required for seamless movement of vessels. The Portal will provide real-time data on least available depths for ship/barge and cargo owners so that they ..

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Lok Sabha passes Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Lok Sabha has unanimously passed Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill seeks to amend the Central Road Fund (CRF) Act, 2000. The CRF Act regulates Central Road Fund (CRF) into which cess levied and collected on high speed petrol and diesel is credited for development of national and state highways. Central Road ..

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