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  • IWAI revises cargo handling target to 100 MT on national waterways by FY22 Dec 22, 2019 12:43 PM IST

    IWAI revises cargo handling target to 100 MT on national waterways by FY22

    The Centre declared 106 national waterways in 2016 in addition to the existing five, taking India's total navigable inland waterways to 20,000 km.

  • Portal launched for real-time info on available depth on national waterways Feb 15, 2019 06:10 PM IST

    Portal launched for real-time info on available depth on national waterways

    LADIS will ensure that real-time data on least available depths (LADs) is disseminated for ship, barge and cargo owners so that they can undertake transportation on national waterways (NWs) in a more planned way.

  • IWAI shortlists DP World, IL&FS for maintenance of logistics hub across NW-1 Feb 11, 2019 04:07 PM IST

    IWAI shortlists DP World, IL&FS for maintenance of logistics hub across NW-1

    The work will now resume only after the cabinet meetings happen under a new government which will be elected to power after Lok Sabha elections, due in April- May 2019

  • IWAI plans to raise Rs 1000 crore from market to supplement budgetary allocation Feb 08, 2019 01:53 PM IST

    IWAI plans to raise Rs 1000 crore from market to supplement budgetary allocation

    According to sources, IWAI had sought Rs 1,884.13 crore from the government for its projects which are at various stages of implementation. The allocation, however, is only 40 percent of that amount.

  • 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.

  • From Kolkata to Bihar: PepsiCo and Emami ship second cargo consignment via National Waterway-1 Dec 06, 2018 06:38 PM IST

    From Kolkata to Bihar: PepsiCo and Emami ship second cargo consignment via National Waterway-1

    Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's first multi-modal terminal in Varanasi under Jal Marg Vikas Project

  • PM Modi inaugurates India's first multi-modal terminal in Varanasi under Jal Marg Vikas project Nov 12, 2018 04:10 PM IST

    PM Modi inaugurates India's first multi-modal terminal in Varanasi under Jal Marg Vikas project

    The government has decided to operate the terminal on public-private partnership (PPP) model

  • From Chennai to Cox’s Bazar: Centre to soon start India-Bangladesh coastal cruise line Oct 26, 2018 12:51 PM IST

    From Chennai to Cox’s Bazar: Centre to soon start India-Bangladesh coastal cruise line

    IWAI, which is looking after such projects in the country, hopes to attract private players to run the cruise line.

  • Soon you'll be able to hop on a cruise from Kolkata to Guwahati via Bangladesh Oct 26, 2018 11:43 AM IST

    Soon you'll be able to hop on a cruise from Kolkata to Guwahati via Bangladesh

    The cruise liner will start from Kolkata and will reach Dhaka via Sunderbans plying over protocol route 1 & 2 and 3 & 4. The liner will enter Assam from Dhubri and go up to Guwahati.

  • Private firms to maintain logistics hubs at Varanasi, Haldia for 30 years: Inland Waterways Authority Aug 10, 2018 02:32 PM IST

    Private firms to maintain logistics hubs at Varanasi, Haldia for 30 years: Inland Waterways Authority

    Pravir Pandey said that the tender process for the hubs at Varanasi and Sahibganj will be considered this year, while the tender for the hub at Haldia will be done in the next financial year

  • Nitin Gadkari likely to kick-start work of IWAI terminals at Haldia Mar 17, 2018 05:30 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari likely to kick-start work of IWAI terminals at Haldia

    The IWAI is implementing the Jal Marg Vikas Project for augmenting the navigation capacity of NW-1 from Haldia to Varanasi at a cost of Rs 5,369 crore, with the technical and financial support of the World Bank.

  • 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

  • Planning to spend Rs 1,700 crore for development of national waterways in 2018-19: IWAI VC Feb 19, 2018 02:10 PM IST

    Planning to spend Rs 1,700 crore for development of national waterways in 2018-19: IWAI VC

    In conversation with Moneycontrol, Pravir Pandey, vice chairman of IWAI, said that the amendment to Central Road Fund Act, 2000, to address the financial need for development of waterways is ‘significant’

  • IWAI to raise Rs 1,000 cr in FY'17 via issuance of bonds Jan 24, 2017 03:56 PM IST

    IWAI to raise Rs 1,000 cr in FY'17 via issuance of bonds

    Chairman Amitabh Verma said that IWAI will raise Rs 1,000 crore from market in February and March 2017 in two tranches of Rs 500 crore each to part fund the expansion of India's inland waterways through government serviced bonds.

  • Cabinet gives nod to Bill on national waterways conversion Dec 09, 2015 10:08 PM IST

    Cabinet gives nod to Bill on national waterways conversion

    The changes effected in the original list of 101 waterways, which was introduced with the National Waterways Bill 2015 on May 5 this year, include omission of 10 waterways of Kerala, merger of 17 with the existing waterways and addition of 18.

  • Govt to table Inland Waterways Bill in Parliament on May 5 May 02, 2015 11:38 AM IST

    Govt to table Inland Waterways Bill in Parliament on May 5

    The Bill on converting 101 rivers across the country into waterways will be tabled in Parliament on May 5, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday.

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