Government Plan Programme Policies for UPSC Exam
:: ‘Jal Marg Vikas’ (National Waterway-1) ::
The ‘Jal Marg Vikas’ (National Waterway-1) project envisages
to develop a fairway with 3 meters depth between Allahabad to Haldia covering a
distance of 1620 kms at an estimated cost of Rs. 4200 crore to be completed in
six years. This would enable commercial navigation of at least 1500 ton vessels.
For implementation of the Jal Marg Vikas Project, technical assistance and
investment support is being provided by the World Bank. Inland Waterways
Authority of India (IWAI) through selected Consultancy firms will conduct (i)
Detailed Feasibility Study and Detailed Engineering for Ancillary works on
National Waterway-1; (ii) Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA),
Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP); and
(iii) IWT Sector Development Strategy and Market Development Study during
2015-16. The actual developmental works and the interventions required in the
project would be decided based on the outcome of the above studies.