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Bengal to replace or upgrade 15,000 semi-mechanised ferries

West Bengal on Tuesday sought participation of boat manufacturers from different states in its bid to replace or upgrade nearly 15,000 semi-mechanised ferries plying in the state's waterways.

Jun 06, 2017, 16:39 PM IST

World Rivers Day: Celebration highlights plight of Yamuna!

With many of the world's rivers facing severe and increasing threats associated with climate change, pollution, and industrial development, over 70 countries are taking part in this year’s celebrations.

Sep 25, 2016, 04:28 AM IST

World Rivers Day 2016: 10 ways you can help save waterways!

We all know that rivers are an important natural resource playing a critical role in many aspects of human life. Besides being valuable sources of water, these water bodies – rivers and lakes – are valuable features of our natural landscape.

Sep 25, 2016, 03:55 AM IST

Monster-sized goldfish a menace, says Australian researcher

Stephen Beatty from the school of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Perth's Murdoch University said on Tuesday that goldfish released into the waterways have grown to over 1 kg, with the largest weighing at 1.9 kg.

Aug 16, 2016, 12:32 PM IST

Maruti to transport vehicles on water!

After Hyundai opened up car transport through coastal waterways earlier this year, India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Limited, is now planning to execute India’s pilot project for vehicle transport using inland waterways. 

Jul 29, 2016, 10:59 AM IST

Water metro proposed to start on Hindon river

Building water metro on hindon river has been proposed. Take a look.

Jan 23, 2016, 12:03 PM IST

After Myanmar, new waterways in offing to link India, Bangladesh

After Myanmar, India has kicked off the process to open new waterways with Bangladesh, a move that would facilitate the movement of people, goods and machinery between them and hugely help land-locked northeastern India.

Oct 27, 2015, 15:05 PM IST

Rain-fed rivers lack adequate water for waterways: Parliamentary Panel

Declaring 101 rivers into waterways through a single legislation is a welcome step but many rain-fed rivers do not have adequate water which should be taken care of at the time of feasibility report, said a parliamentary panel in its report tabled in Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

Aug 12, 2015, 21:24 PM IST

Bill for converting 101 rivers into waterways in next session

Keen on promoting water transport, the government will introduce a bill in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament that seeks to convert 101 rivers across the country into waterways.

Jul 05, 2015, 11:35 AM IST

Waterways will be developed in India: Gadkari

Union Minister for Surface Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said that waterways will be developed in the country.

Jun 20, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

Inland waterways development our priority: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that "developing inland waterways" was the "priority" of the central government and has "earmarked 101 important rivers in the country" to develop a network of waterways on the lines of national highways.

May 26, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

Bill soon to declare 101 waterways as national waterways

Chennai, May 4 (IANS) The central government is expected to table a bill soon to convert 101 waterways into National Waterways in a bid to boost waterways traffic.

May 05, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

Govt plans to convert 101 rivers into waterways

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.

Mar 12, 2015, 09:35 AM IST

Plan to convert 101 rivers into waterways: Nitin Gadkari

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.

Mar 10, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

Development of waterways top priority: Nitin Gadkari

Waterways development will be the top priority for NDA government due to its lower fare cost compared to rail and road transport, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said here on Tuesday.

Jan 20, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

New waterways possible between India and B`desh: Study

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.

Aug 18, 2013, 16:00 PM IST

Private sector should come forward to use waterways: IWAI

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.

Jan 21, 2011, 19:33 PM IST