Big gain for inland water transport

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  1. pmaitra

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    Big gain for inland water transport

    Source: Big gain for inland water transport - The Times of India

    Source: Inland Waterways Authority of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    See technical details: National Waterway No. 1 : Inland Waterways Authority of India

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    I think this is a good move. This will allow containers to be loaded on barges and taken directly to Calcutta, and exported. This will help industries in the upper Gangetic Plain, and also boost jobs along the waterway.
     
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  3. Abhijat

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    I also like to add few points:

    1. It is the "cheapest" mode of transport for heavy goods at a long distance.

    2. Will help to save precious foreign exchange as diesel will be saved.

    3. The startup capital required is pretty less in comparison to other mode of transport.

    4. Also decongestion of roads and lesser pollution .
     

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