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  • Explained | What is Inland Vessels Bill 2021 and how does it benefit the country? Jul 30, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    Explained | What is Inland Vessels Bill 2021 and how does it benefit the country?

    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

  • New shipping and ports minister Sarbananda Sonwal faces record freights, scarce containers Jul 08, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    New shipping and ports minister Sarbananda Sonwal faces record freights, scarce containers

    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

  • Govt identifies new routes for ferry services through inland waterways Dec 21, 2020 03:41 PM IST

    Govt identifies new routes for ferry services through inland waterways

    The programme aims to promote port-led development in the country through harnessing India’s 7,500 km long coastline and potentially navigable waterways.

  • Need to explore waterways as alternate mode of transport: Lobo Dec 01, 2019 11:55 AM IST

    Need to explore waterways as alternate mode of transport: Lobo

    He also dismissed apprehensions that construction of jetties under the Centre's Sagarmala project was to help transportation of coal in the state.

  • Budget 2019: Allocation for inland waterways declines despite Centre’s push for infrastructure Feb 01, 2019 10:19 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Allocation for inland waterways declines despite Centre’s push for infrastructure

    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.

  • Opinion | Inland water transportation is the next big thing in green cargo Nov 09, 2018 07:31 AM IST

    Opinion | Inland water transportation is the next big thing in green cargo

    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.

  • London like ferry services in India; DPR for Patna, Varanasi ready: IWAI Feb 20, 2018 04:15 PM IST

    London like ferry services in India; DPR for Patna, Varanasi ready: IWAI

    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

  • Emami Agro takes Inland waterways route to connect North East India Dec 01, 2017 01:57 PM IST

    Emami Agro takes Inland waterways route to connect North East India

    The company sent its first shipment of 250 tonnes of packed edible oil from Haldia Port to Agartala via the Brahmaputra river and Bangladesh.

  • Inland waterways a game changer in national connectivity:Gadkari Oct 19, 2016 08:56 AM IST

    Inland waterways a game changer in national connectivity:Gadkari

    Gadkari said that at present there are only five inland waterways and the central government has identified 106 more.

  • Gadkari takes tour of Mississippi Inland waterways Jul 15, 2016 09:58 PM IST

    Gadkari takes tour of Mississippi Inland waterways

    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.

  • Govt plans financial incentive to shift cargo to water Jun 21, 2016 08:54 AM IST

    Govt plans financial incentive to shift cargo to water

    "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.

  • Govt to invest Rs 25L cr in inland waterways, ports: Gadkari Jun 10, 2016 10:00 PM IST

    Govt to invest Rs 25L cr in inland waterways, ports: Gadkari

    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

  • India incurs $21.3 bn loss due to delay on roads: Study Jun 07, 2016 06:38 PM IST

    India incurs $21.3 bn loss due to delay on roads: Study

    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

  • Hope for GST passage, incentives in Budget: Allcargo exec Feb 22, 2016 02:12 PM IST

    Hope for GST passage, incentives in Budget: Allcargo exec

    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

  • Transporting coal via waterways can save Rs 10k cr/yr: Min Nov 28, 2015 02:25 PM IST

    Transporting coal via waterways can save Rs 10k cr/yr: Min

    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.

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