Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP)

  • JMVP was announced by Government in 2014-15 Budget to enable commercial navigation of at least 1500 tonne vessels on the Ganga river.
  • The project envisages the development of waterway between Allahabad and Haldia on Ganga River that will cover a distance of 1620 km.
  • The project covers¬†Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
  • The project aims to develop a fairway with three metres depth to enable commercial navigation of at least 1500 tonne vessels on the river.
  • It also includes the development of fairway, multi-modal terminals, strengthening of open river navigation technique, conservancy works, modern River Information System (RIS) etc.
  • Project is supported by World Bank.
 
Importance:
  • Development and operations of NW1 will provide alternative mode of environment friendly and cost effective transport mode.
  • The project will contribute in bringing down the logistics cost in the country and reduce traffic burden and congestion on roads and railways.
  • It will result into mammoth infrastructure development like multi-modal and inter-modal terminals, Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) facilities, ferry services, navigation aids.
  • It will also give impetus to socio-economic development and result in employment generation.

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