Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI)
Water Transportation, the next big thing for the future of transportation.
We are honoured to be granted our first IWAI project by the Inland Waterways Authority of India, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India on 9th November, 2017 for Technical Support Services Consultant, Cluster 2 for ‘Capacity Augmentation of Navigational Infrastructure of National Waterway-1’ between Haldia to Allahabad (Jal Marg Vikas Project).
It is a very interesting study on the EIA & SIA aspect of the river Ganga which in turn will help many new studies to be conducted after completion of the project. We are truly proud of this project as always.
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is a statutory body under Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. IWAI was set up in 1986 for regulation and development of Inland Waterways for the purposes of shipping and navigation. IWAI is primarily responsible for development, maintenance and regulation of Inland Water Transport (IWT) in the country and, specifically, National Waterways (NW). The Parliament of India had passed the National Waterways Bill, 2015 on 9th March 2016, declaring 106 new National Waterways in addition to the existing five National Waterways.
National Waterway -1 (NW-1) on the Allahabad-Haldia stretch of Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system, 1,620 km in length, is a waterway of national significance passing through the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. It links the ocean gateway ports of Haldia and Kolkata to Bhagalpur, Patna, Ghazipur, Varanasi and Allahabad, their industrial hinterlands, and several industries located along the Ganga Basin.