In order to boost transportation of goods and passengers through waterways, the government plans to seek the Parliament nod for converting 101 rivers into waterways, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.
New waterways between India and Bangladesh will be possible by connecting two rivers of Tripura with as many rivers of Bangladesh, according to a study by the Rail India Technical and Economic Services.
The use of the waterways by
private sector for transportation of bulk cargo would open new
avenues for business and employment in the North East region,
said IWAI chairperson
Bhupinder Prasad on Thursday.