Kolkata-Patna Becomes India’S Second Container Cargo Sector on Inland Waterways (Download PDF)


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Kolkata-Patna is India’s new Inland Water Transport (IWT) origin-destination pair for cargo container movement on the National Waterway-1. After the successful shipping of container cargo from Kolkata to Varanasi earlier, Patna (Capital of Bihar) will be witness to a new landmark in India’s IWT sector. Inland Waterways Authority of India’s (IWAI) vessel MV RN Tagore sailed from Kolkata’s Garden Reach Jetty w/the PepsiCo and Emami Agrotech products.

Image of India’s Second Container

Image of India’s Second Container

Image of India’s Second Container

It will reach the IWT terminal at Patna in 6 - 7 days after an 815 KMs long distance on river Ganga (National Waterway-1).

  • The cargo will be unloaded at IWAI’s inter-modal terminal at Gaighat in Patna from where onward cargo will be loaded.

Jal Marg Vikas Yojana

  • The Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) on NW-1 is being implemented w/the financial and technical support of the World Bank.

  • The Project entails development of fairway w/3 meters depth between Varanasi and Haldia (Phase-I) covering a distance of 1380 km at an estimated cost of Rs. 5369 crore w/target for completion in six years.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 31, 2019

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