The Inland Waterways Authority of India
proposes to develop a “freight village” in Varanasi. The objective of the
project is to support economic development in the hinterland of the multimodal
terminal at Varanasi and reduce logistics cost in the Eastern Transport
Corridor and its influence zone.
envisages establishment of multimodal logistics hub in Varanasi to promote the
use of waterway transport on river Ganga (NW-1) between Haldia and Varanasi and
of rail transport on Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) in the North
bound direction which facilitates movement of freight from road to water and
As per present
estimates, jobs at 3600 direct work places and additional jobs at indirect work
places, with new and specialist logistic skills, are expected to be generated
in and around Varanasi.
information is given by the Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan in
a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha last week.