Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has awarded a contract to a reputed
consultant for technical support services for the Multi-Modal Terminal at
Haldia and new Navigation Lock at Farakka. These projects are part of the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) on
National Waterway -I (River Ganga), being implemented with technical and
financial assistance of the World Bank at an estimated cost of Rs. 5369 Crore. The objective of this
is to ensure adherence to timelines and budgeted costs of the project and full
compliance with the other stated guidelines.
will ensure efficient management of the two EPC contracts awarded by IWAI under
the JMVP. They will provide comprehensive project technical support, including
day to day supervision, proof checking of design, quality and safety parameters
and coordination and management with all stakeholders. The Contractor will also
monitor the implementation of Environment Management Plan and Social Impact
The Jal Marg Vikas Project seeks to facilitate plying of vessels
with capacity of 1500-2000 tons in the Haldia-Varanasi stretch of the River Ganga.
The major works being taken up under JMVP are development of fairway,
Multi-Modal Terminals, strengthening of river navigation system, conservancy
works, modern River Information System (RIS), Digital Global Positioning System
(DGPS), night navigation facilities, modern methods of channel marking etc.