National Waterway 1 will run 1,360 km along the Ganges between Varanasi and the seaport of Haldia ©123RF
National Waterway 1 will run 1,360 km along the Ganges between Varanasi and the seaport of Haldia ©123RF

India's first freight waterway gets $375m boost

19 April 2017

India’s plan to develop its first modern inland waterway, stretching 1,360 km along the Ganges river between Varanasi and the seaport of Haldia, has received funding of $375m.

The project, named National Waterway 1 (NW-1), is predicted to bring thousands of jobs in cargo, logistics and transportation to one of India’s most populous regions.

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