PM fast-tracks development of inland waterways

India has nearly 16,000 km of inland waterways of which
about 5,000 km are navigable by large barges.

PM for adequate control over maritime activity

Spurt in incidents of piracy close to
Indian shores weighing on his mind, Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh on Saturday stressed the need to ensure adequate control over
maritime activity for security reasons.

Goa plans to connect Panaji with islands through launches

Goa`s capital city Panaji will now be connected with far off places in the state through inland waterways as the authorities plan to launch a boat ferry system of transport.