Envisioning Pathways to Prosperity

New Delhi, 26 November (G’nY News service): Post-Independence, the focus of the nation has been on a faster and more modern mode of transport, rail network, industrial development, power generation and so on. During the last 68 years, we have made substantial progress in power generation and irrigation infrastructure, agriculture production, road and rail connectivity […]

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Challenges of Inland Transit in India

India’s water transport interests are gaining a new fillip and so is the funding in this sector. The recent awakening of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government seems to be paving the way towards exploitation of our waterways potential, by not only upgrading the existing waterways but also creating new riverine pathways, encouraging the sector […]

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Inland Waterways: Some Bright Spots

The Minister of Shipping and Transport has recently declared more than 100 rivers are to be developed as national waterways. At the moment, the existing five national waterways are used most marginally, despite considerable infrastructural development in terms of river ports, dredging and other support by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI). The world […]

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Developing 101 Waterways

Inland water transport (IWT) can reduce congestion and accidents on highways. The systematic development of IWT can open up untapped economic and transport opportunities in the country. However, this sector has lagged behind road and rail transport, and hitherto, investment made in this sector has been most negligible. There are several factors responsible for this. […]

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