Jal Marg Vikas Project for enhanced navigation on the Haldia-Varanasi stretch of National Waterway-1

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We have a place called alappey in kerala
The waterways are very developed and sophisticated, there are no delays(atleast in my experience)
Certain places there are more reliant on waterways than roads
In China their industrial clusters and cities are built along inland waterways so that the cost of transportation is low
Use of Inland waterways for transportation also decreases road traffic accidents and air pollution which is a big problem in India
 

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In China their industrial clusters and cities are built along inland waterways so that the cost of transportation is low
Use Inland waterways also decreases road traffic accidents and air pollution which is a big problem in India
We used to do that during ancient times
That too better than most of the civilised world
But transition to that level would be a headache
In alappey I was talking about public transport, which is utilizing waterways, and logistics and stuff to some extent, then there is tourism and fishing industry along the same channel

Pretty cool place actually, that pollution bit might actually be true in the case of alappey because the environment there is quite clean and due to that it attracts a lot of foreign tourists
 

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We used to do that during ancient times
That too better than most of the civilised world
But transition to that level would be a headache
In alappey I was talking about public transport, which is utilizing waterways, and logistics and stuff to some extent, then there is tourism and fishing industry along the same channel

Pretty cool place actually, that pollution bit might actually be true in the case of alappey because the environment there is quite clean and due to that it attracts a lot of foreign tourists
We spend 14% of our GDP on logistics thanks to poor inland waterway connectivity we transport only 2-3% of our freight using inland waterways
our cities have developed around highways because our inland waterways were neglected and were not navigable that’s why we failed miserably
On the other hand Chinese transport 47% of their freight using inland waterways and USA 45% , European Union 44% , Vietnam 45% even Bangladesh transports 35% of their freight using inland waterways
Chinese , Americans , Vietnamese , European built their cities and industrial clusters along inland waterways we built along highways that’s why today our logistic costs are so high and we export less than a small country like Vietnam let alone China
 

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Joe Biden has planned to invest 17 billion dollars in already sophisticated inland waterways of USA in his 2.3 trillion dollars infrastructure development plan I hope our government learns something
 

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Joe Biden has planned to invest 17 billion dollars in already sophisticated inland waterways of USA in his 2.3 trillion dollars infrastructure development plan I hope our government learns something
What exactly you want GoI to learn?
 

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Developing inland waterways is a great step by current gov. I hope they manage to solve problem of taming the raging rivers during monsoon season in India. Inland waterways along with DFC and highway projects will definitely help, poor hindi heartland to get atleast a few manufacturing companies.
 

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What exactly you want GoI to learn?
Inland waterways should be prioritized and new cities and industrial clusters should develop alongside national waterways (once they’re complete)
like it happened along Yangtze River in China
 

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Inland waterways should be prioritized and new cities and industrial clusters should develop alongside national waterways (once they’re complete)
like it happened along Yangtze River in China
On one hand you are posting govt policy and implementation news on development of Inland waterways and on the other hand you are saying “GoI should learn”.

How can both contradictory points put forth by you yourself , be valid at the same time?
 

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On one hand you are posting govt policy and implementation news on development of Inland waterways and on the other hand you are saying “GoI should learn”.

How can both contradictory points put forth by you yourself , be valid at the same time?
Government is working but the speed is slow even the most important and the biggest national waterway 1 also not fully operational and there are 111 declared National Waterways
 

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Government is working but the speed is slow even the most important and the biggest national waterway 1 also not fully operational and there are 111 declared National Waterways
you have any comparative analysis to prove "speed is slow", considering National waterways act was passed in 2016.

when did feasibility studies start?
when did feasibility studies end ?
when was detailed project reports submitted?
what was the scope of work in DPR?
when were loan approvals acquired?
when were tenders issued?
when did work start?
when did work end?
if there were delays, where were the delays?

when developing a new industry(like inland waterways), GoI is not the only stake holder in the industry.
 

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ministry of ports, shipping and waterways has given its consent for the construction of a jetty at Balughat in Saran district and another at Bhagalpur district. Cargo terminals will also come up at both places.
We already have inland waterway terminals in Varanasi and Sahibganj
Haldia Terminal in Bengal is almost complete
Beside that there is an old terminal in patna too
 

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Global Inland Waterways Vessel Market to cross $2.2 Trillion by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc.
Setting up shipbuilding industries alongside river Ganga (NW1) and promoting research and innovation could help us Earn a lot of money by exporting vessels

In the financial year of 2020, over nine million metric tons of cargo was transported on national waterway-1. In that year, the cargo volume increased by over 25 percent, compared to the preceding year. This increase in traffic was due to the Indo- Bangladesh protocol route traffic. Majorly building material was transported using this route.
 
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Reviving the rich ‘River Economy’ of Uttar Pradesh

After cleaning the rivers with a lot of hard work and determination, CM Yogi is all set to use them to revive the ‘River Economy’ of the state to break the landlock.

About 1500 kilometer long waterway from Varanasi to Haldia Bengal is operational. It is the only national waterway in India. This route has proved its utility during the dreadful Corona period. It was one of the safest and most useful ways for the export of vegetables and fruits on a large scale.

Now, the Yogi government will use this route for transportation of coal, food, grains, cement, edible oil, and large cargo. The plans are in place to use other rivers also to create such waterways.
 

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No matter how narrow it gets Ganga is always wider than Suez or Panama Canal
The Width of river Ganga ranges from 1.6 to 8km
the Suez canal consisted of a channel barely 8 metres (26 feet) deep, 22 metres (72 feet) wide at the bottom, and 61 to 91 metres (200 to 300 feet) wide at the surface.
River Ganga is narrow in Uttarakhand and Some parts of Uttar Pradesh but After Kanpur it starts getting Big entering Bihar more rivers join Ganga like Koshi , Gandak etc and it becomes gigantic it expands further in west Bengal and Bangladesh
Actually it is not Ganga. Its a canal of Ganga diverted after Farakka. Which later joins Hoogly river. I have not followed entire course of canal.
Is there enough water. I believe it is.
 
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