Eighteen More Ferry Terminals in India

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 31, 2017

Eighteen ferry terminals are to be constructed in six Indian cities of Varanasi, Patna, Munger, Bhagalpur, Kolkata and Haldia on the National Waterways-I under the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP).

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has engaged a consultant for the preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the purpose. The consultants have been tasked to identify suitable locations for construction of the ferry terminals.
National Water-way-1 has fixed terminals at GR Jetty-2 (Kolkata), Pakur, Farakka (owned by Farakka Barrage Project) and  Patna (Low level and high level). It also have floating terminals in Haldia- 1, Haldia- 2, Kolkata (BISN, Botanical Garden), Shantipur, Swaroopganj, Katwa, Hazardwari, Downstream Farakka, Upstream Farakka, Rajmahal, Sahibganj, Bateshwarsthan, Bhagalpur, Munger, Semaria, Buxar, Ghazipur, Varanasi and Allahabad.
National Water-way-2 fixed terminal's are low and high level jetties at Pandu with BG railway link. IWT cum Ro – Ro terminal at Dhubri (Assam). Hatsingimari,Jogighopa, Pandu, Tezpur, Silghat,  Vishwanathghat, Neamati, Bogibeel, Sengajan, Dibrugarh and Oriumghat are floating terminals.
IWAI has already constructed eight permanent terminals on National Water-way-3 viz., Kottapuram, Aluva, Maradu, Vaikkom, Thanneermukkom, Trikkunna-puzha, Kayamkulam and Kollam.  
In addition, there are two nos. terminals viz., Bolghatty & Willingdon island has also been developed in Cochin Port Trust limit for container traffic through (Roll-on Roll-off) Ro-Ro /Low-on Low-off (Lo-Lo) service.
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