Nitin Gadkari Flags Off Two Cargo Vessels from Varanasi and lays Foundation Stone of the Multi Modal Terminal

Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari flagged off two vessels viz. MV Joy Basudev (capacity 1400 tons) and MV V.V Giri (capacity 300 tons), containing newly assembled cars of Maruti Suzuki and construction material today i.e. 12th August, 2016 at 11. A.M. from the Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram Ghat Varanasi . 
On the occasion, Shri Nitin Gadkari said that it was his wish that the Inland Waterways Transport system is inaugurated from Varanasi, the constituency of the Prime Minister. The Minister said this transport system will promote jobs to lakhs of people in Uttar Pradesh and will enable 11 power stations in the State to get timely supply of coal. He said this will reduce road traffic congestion and also cost less. This route between Varanasi and Haldia will also join Allahabad and Kanpur in the future, he added. Shri Gadkari said Inland waterways will also be used for transporting passengers and entertainment and the Government is extending this facility on 111 waterways. He also said that between Varanasi and Haldia 3 Multi Modal Terminals will be created and river banks will be protected. The Minister said that Digital Global Positioning System will be installed and dredging will be done to ensure that the river is navigable through out the year. 


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