Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just recently approved the project on the inland waterways at his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi.
The first multi-modal waterways terminal on the Ganga River is part of the Centre’s Jal Marg Vikas Project which develops the stretch of the river between Varanasi and Haldia for navigation of large vessels.
National Waterway-1 is being developed with technical assistance and investment support from the World Bank. In addition, he also approved of projects worth Rs. 2,413 crore, and said the city will witness a “confluence of nature, culture and adventure”, and will appeal to the people to “preserve the new face” of Kashi (Varanasi).