A waterway from Varanasi to Kolkata?


Unveiling an ambitious plan to develop Ganga as a major waterway for transport and tourism, the government on Friday decided to make the river stretch between Varanasi and Hooghly navigable by boats while beautifying the major banks and constructing 11 multi-purpose terminals, including one at Patna, along the way.

This will be done in a time-bound manner in its first stage of development at an estimated cost of Rs 6,000 crore. The waterway plan will eventually be extended till Allahabad, covering a 1,600km stretch of the river.

Full report here Times of India



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