Jul 30, 2021 05:46 PM IST
The government expects the new law to remove bottlenecks for vessel movement within the country but experts say that while this would benefit MSMEs, Indian waterways need to be developed further and made navigable throughout the year for proper industrial use
- Jul 08, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Sarbananda Sonowal has the tough task of navigating the shipping sector that is facing the storm of astronomical freight rates and scarcity of containers, which is hurting exporters
- Dec 21, 2020 03:41 PM IST
The programme aims to promote port-led development in the country through harnessing India’s 7,500 km long coastline and potentially navigable waterways.
- Dec 01, 2019 11:55 AM IST
He also dismissed apprehensions that construction of jetties under the Centre's Sagarmala project was to help transportation of coal in the state.
- Feb 01, 2019 10:19 PM IST
Funds allocated for inland waterways was at Rs 891.13 crore (revised estimate) in 2018-19, which has been reduced to Rs 757 crore for 2019-20.
- Nov 09, 2018 07:31 AM IST
The development of inland waterways will help in the protection and conservation of waterways and canals. It will complement the SAGARMALA project, which envisions to build 10 economic zones spanning 300-500 square kilometres.
- Feb 20, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Ferry services in India will be inspired from waterways used in London and New York with focus on urban transportation planning and lowering traffic congestion
- Dec 01, 2017 01:57 PM IST
The company sent its first shipment of 250 tonnes of packed edible oil from Haldia Port to Agartala via the Brahmaputra river and Bangladesh.
- Oct 19, 2016 08:56 AM IST
Gadkari said that at present there are only five inland waterways and the central government has identified 106 more.
- Jul 15, 2016 09:58 PM IST
Following the tour, the Union Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister said the ability to move more cargo per shipment will make barge transport both fuel efficient and environmentally advantageous.
- Jun 21, 2016 08:54 AM IST
"To encourage modal shift of cargo to coastal shipping and Inland Waterways Transportation, the government is planning to offer financial incentive to shippers who switch to waterways from roads and rails for movement of cargo," an official who did not want to be named told PTI.
- Jun 10, 2016 10:00 PM IST
Announcing the Centre's plans to inject Rs 25 lakh crore to strengthen inland waterways, ports and rail-road links, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on June 10 said
these projects will create four crore jobs as the focus of the NDA government is to uplift the poor
- Jun 07, 2016 06:38 PM IST
India suffers a huge loss of USD 21.3 billion annually on account of delays and additional fuel consumption due to poor road conditions and frequent halts, says a study
- Feb 22, 2016 02:12 PM IST
As logistics industry is export-oriented, incentives should be provided accordingly so that companies can set up shop on the dedicated rail freight corridor wherever industrial parks are planned to be set up, says Prakash Tulsiani, ED & COO of Allcargo Logistics
- Nov 28, 2015 02:25 PM IST
The minister, who also holds the charge of Road Transport and Highways, added that he is hopeful of Parliament's nod on the bill to convert 111 rivers across India into National Waterways in the current Winter Session.