Modi to open Multi-Modal Ter­mi­nal in Varanasi

■ This is the first of the three Multi-Modal Ter­mi­nals and two In­ter Modal Ter­mi­nals be­ing con­structed on Ganga with a cost of Rs 206.84 crore in the first phase

The Hitavada - - NATION -

PRIME Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi will in­au­gu­rate the newly con­structed Multi-Modal Ter­mi­nal (MMT ) on river Ganga at Varanasi on Mon­day, the Gov­ern­ment said.

This is the first of the three Multi-Modal Ter­mi­nals and two In­ter Modal Ter­mi­nals be­ing con­structed on Ganga (Na­tional Wa­ter­ways 1) with a cost of Rs 206.84 crore in the first phase.

“The Multi-Modal Ter­mi­nals are be­ing built as part of the Gov­ern­ment’s Jal Marg Vikas project that aims to de­velop the stretch of river Ganga be­tween Varanasi to Hal­dia for nav­i­ga­tion of large ves­sels up to 1,500-2,000 tonnes weight, by main­tain­ing a drought of 2-3 me­tres in this stretch of the river and set­ting up other sys­tems re­quired for safe nav­i­ga­tion,” the Min­istry of Ship­ping said in a state­ment on Thurs­day.

“The Jal Marg Vikas Project ( JMVP) is be­ing im­ple­mented on the Hal­dia-Varanasi stretch of Na­tional Wa­ter­way-1 (NW-1) with the tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance and in­vest­ment sup­port of the World Bank, at an es­ti­mated cost of Rs 5,369.18 crores (USD 800 mil­lion, of which USD 375 is IBRD loan) on a 50:50 shar­ing ba­sis be­tween Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and the World Bank,” the state­ment said.

(PTI)

Priests of­fer prayers dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of An­nakut Ma­hot­sav at ISKCON tem­ple in Ben­galuru, on Thurs­day.

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