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Jal Marg Vikas Project

  • 16 Jul 2019
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The Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for capacity augmentation of navigation on National Waterway-1 (NW-1) is being implemented by the support of World Bank.

  • One of the major problems for a commercially viable and safe navigation on NW-1 is low depth upstream of Farakka barrage due to low discharges from tributaries and difficult hydro morphological characteristics of the river Ganga.
  • The project will contribute in bringing down the logistics cost in the country and will provide an alternative mode of transport which will be environment friendly and cost effective.
  • It is being implemented by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (Ministry of Shipping).
  • The project envisages fairway development through performance based contract for least assured depth of 2.2 metres to 3 metres and bottom channel width of 45 metres, bank protection works, and provisions of navigation aids.
  • The states that are being covered under the Project are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal.
  • The Project is expected to be completed by March, 2023.

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