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Govt. working on 71 Ro-Pax and Water Taxi services in Coastal States under Sagarmala

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NEW DELHI : Water transport being economical as well as eco-friendly mode of transport, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways under Sagamala programme has undertaken Ro-Ro/Ro-Pax projects across several routes.

State wise details of completed and proposed infrastructure projects for Ro-Ro & Ro-Pax ferry under Sagarmala Programme are annexed.

State     Project CompletedUnder ImplementationUnder DevelopmentGrand Total
Goa1 1314
Andhra Pradesh 189
Tamil Nadu  33
Gujarat1 12
Odisha  22
Karnataka  11
Kerala  11
West Bengal  11
Grand Total7145071

The Ministry has identified a total of 71 projects of which 7 are completed and 14 are under implementation. Moreover, 50 projects are under development.

Based on the outcome of techno economic feasibility and Detailed Projects Reports (DPRs) prepared for National Waterways (NWs), 23 NWs have been found to be viable for cargo and passenger movement and 2 NWs have been found to be viable for tourism purpose. Development of these NWs and integrating them with the coastal routes will enhance the economic development of the country.

This information was given by Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Shantanu Thakur in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

Source : PIB

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