Gadkari introduces National Waterways Bill in LS

May 7, 2015 10:20 am Published by

The Union Shipping Minister, Mr Nitin Gadkari, has introduced the National Waterways Bill, 2015, seeking the development of 101 waterways across the country in the Lok Sabha.

Inland waterways, comprising rivers, lakes, canals, creeks and backwaters extend about 14,500 km across the country.

Mr Gadkari had earlier said that the purpose of the waterways was not only to provide a cheaper mode of transport, but also to reduce the traffic burden on the roads.

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