The Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) is
being implemented with the technical and investment support of the World Bank to
strengthen the navigation capacity and promote transportation of cargo and
passengers on National Waterway-1, on the Haldia-Varanasi stretch of
Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly River System,.
The project has been appraised by the
Public Investment Board, at an estimated cost of Rs. 5,369.18 crore, and is
scheduled to be completed by 2021-22. The project includes construction of
multimodal terminals at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh,Sahibganj in Jharkhand and
Haldia in West Bengal, and a new navigational lock at Farakka in West Bengal.
The information was
given by Minster of State for Shipping Mansukh L. Mandaviya in a written reply
to a question in the Rajya Sabha on July 18.