Cen­tre to bear 50 per cent cost of wa­ter­ways plan

Maritime Gateway - - Brief News -

The Cen­tre will bear 50 per cent cost of the `453-crore pro­posed in­land wa­ter trans­port pro­ject, Union min­is­ter for road trans­port and high­ways Nitin Gad­kari an­nounced. The pro­posed wa­ter­ways pro­ject will link Kalyan, Dom­bivli, Bhi­wandi, Thane, Va­sai and Mira-bhayan­der and pro­vide an al­ter­na­tive trans­port to com­muters through the Ul­has Creek. Gad­kari asked the lo­cal civic bod­ies of Kalyan-dom­bivli, Thane and Mira-bhayan­der to bear the re­main­ing cost and also get the re­quired per­mis­sion from the mar­itime board.

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