Inland Waterways

First river info system in August

  1. India is set to deploy its first world-class river information system (RIS) by the end of August in the Sagar-Farakka section of National Waterway (NW) 1, the stretch with the highest traffic.
  2. The RIS will function like air traffic control to ensure smooth flow of vessels and cargo on the waterway.
  3. How is this going to help the Indian Economy in a longer/ shorter run?

 

 

  1. India is set to deploy its first world-class river information system (RIS) by the end of August in the Sagar-Farakka section of National Waterway (NW) 1, the stretch with the highest traffic.
  2. The RIS will function like air traffic control to ensure smooth flow of vessels and cargo on the waterway.
  3. How is this going to help the Indian Economy in a longer/ shorter run?

Since thermal power plants, cement and fertiliser companies, and Food Corporation of India have expressed interest in using NW 1 as a cheap and clean form of transport, the RIS would act as a catalyst in promoting waterways.

What are the major checkpoints in the NW1 stretch?

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