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India’s Second Multi Modal Terminal on Ganga at Sahibganj

  • 11 Sep 2019
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Recently, Prime Minister has inaugurated India’s second riverine Multi Modal terminal built at Sahibganj in Jharkhand.

  • This is being constructed on National Waterway-1 (River Ganga) under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) aided by World Bank.
  • The First MultiModal Terminal has been constructed at Varanasi over River Ganga.

Importance of Multi-Modal terminal

  • Industries in Jharkhand and Bihar will be opened up to the global market
  • Accessibility for Indo-Nepal cargo connectivity through waterways route.
  • Easier transportation of domestic coal from the local mines in Rajmahal area to various thermal power plants located along National Waterway-1.
  • Stone chips, fertilisers, cement and sugar are also expected to be transported through the terminal.
  • The connectivity to Kolkata, Haldia and further to the Bay of Bengal through convergence of Road-Rail-River Transport at Sahibganj.
  • Connectivity to North-East States through Bangladesh by river-sea route.

National Waterway 1

  • Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system from Allahabad to Haldia was declared as National Waterway No.1.
  • The NW-1 passes through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal and serves major cities and their industrial hinterlands.

Source: PIB

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