India recorded its best ever performance at CWG, Asian Games in 2018

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India beat Australia by 31 runs in Adelaide test

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Speed Post News Network Patna : India beat Australia by 31 runs in a thriller in the first test at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, on December 10, 2018, to go 1-0 up More »

Muz. police tightening noose on shooter Sujit Kumar in ex-Mayor Samir Kr murder case

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Khelo India Youth Games at Pune from Jan. 9, 2019

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Bangladesh beat WI by 5 wickets in 1st ODI at Dhaka

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Kolkata- Patna becomes India’s 2nd container cargo sector on Inland Waterways

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New Delhi : After the success of container cargo being shipped from Kolkata to Varanasi earlier  this year, Bihar’s capital Patna will be witness to a new landmark in India’s Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector with 16 TEUs of container cargo (equivalent to 16 truckloads) belonging to food giants PepsiCo India and Emami Agrotech Ltd from Kolkata reaching the city’s Gaighat IWT terminal on river Ganga next week.

Inland Waterways Authority of India’s (IWAI) vessel MV RN Tagore sailed from Kolkata’s Garden Reach Jetty on December 6, 2018, with the PepsiCo and Emami Agrotech products. It will reach the IWT terminal at Patna in 6-7 days after an 815 km long voyage on river Ganga (National Waterway-1). The cargo will be unloaded at IWAI’s inter-modal terminal at Gaighat, Patna, from where onward cargo will be loaded. Earlier, on November 12, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had received the country’s first IWT containerised cargo that reached Varanasi from Kolkata.

Kolkata-Patna is India’s new IWT origin-destination pair for containerised cargo movement on the National Waterway-1. Plans are at an advanced stage to operationalise Patna-Varanasi sector of NW-1 for container cargo movement. Container cargo transport comes with several inherent advantages. It reduces the handling cost and allows easier modal shift, reduces pilferages and damage, and enables cargo owners to reduce their carbon footprints.

The Ministry of Shipping is developing NW-1 (River Ganga) under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) from Haldia to Varanasi (1,390 Km) with the technical and financial assistance of the World Bank at an estimated cost of Rs 5,369 crore. The project would enable commercial navigation of vessels with capacity of 1,500-2,000 DWT.

The movement will give a fillip to the region’s growth and employment. According to the World Bank economic analysis, of the 1.5 lakh direct and indirect employment opportunities to be created due to interventions under JMVP, 50,000 will be in Bihar alone, according to a PIB release.

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