After stabilising transloading model to improve cargo flow into the riverine port, Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT)
On transporting coal through waterways from Sagar Islands to Farakka in West Bengal, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) hopes to save about Rs 450 per tonne. NTPC wants to transport the imported coal of 3 million tonne through waterways on barges under a new arrangement with Jindal ITF, which has set up facilities for unloading 3 million tonne of imported coal every year at Sagar Islands.
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has reportedly completed most part of the transloading project for ferrying coal from Haldia port to Farakka thermal power plant of NTPC. IWAI is a facilitator of the coal transportation project and will play a key role in ensuring navigability. The c
India has five inland waterways and the Central Government is in the process of decÂ¡laring the Lakhipur-Bhanga stretch of river Barak in Assam as the sixth National Waterway. The Minister of Water Resources will move a Bill in Parliament for declaring
In his interview with Sudheer Vathiyath and Shashidhar Nanjundaiah, K Mohandas, Secretary, Union Ministry of Shipping, highlights some of the initiatives from the government in port connectivity, including ro-ro services, inland waterways on PPP, and more.