Ayodhya to Bangla via Kashi through waterways: Nitin Gadkari

  • | Saturday | 9th February, 2019

At least Rs 5,500 crore would be invested by Inland Waterways Authority of India,” he said.Gadkari said: “Once the waterways is developed in UP, mangoes, potatoes and sugar would be carried to farflung areas.”In his earlier stop, Allahabad, Gadkari announced that Ganga would be pollution-free by March 2020. “The Ganga would be 100 per cent ‘aviral’ (flowing continuously) and ‘nirmal’ (clean) by March 2020 and you will be able to take a glass of potable water from Ganga. There’s already an improvement in chemical oxygen demand level and quality at Sangam. Also, around 33% of Ganga-related projects have already been completed,” the minister told reporters.In Ayodhya, the minister said the Centre was developing river ports along Saryu and another in Basti district.He also announced sanction of Rs 900 crore for development and construction of 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg in Ayodhya. FAIZABAD/ALLAHABAD: Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced a bonanza for Ayodhya on Friday by laying foundation of projects worth Rs 7,195 crore and said the holy city's lifeline Saryu will be well linked with Ganga in Kashi and the waterways network will straddle Haldia in West Bengal, Bangladesh and also Myanmar Gadkari, who is Union minister for road transport and highways, shipping and water resources, claimed transportation of commodities through waterways would cost less compared to rail and air traffic and create more jobs.“River traffic control system from Farakka to Patna has been inaugurated and monitoring of boats would be done.

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