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Nitin Gadkari flags off cargo movement on Pandu-Dhubri route in Brahmaputra river

Nitin Gadkari flags off cargo movement on Pandu-Dhubri route in Brahmaputra river on 29th December 2017. This largely untapped sector has great potential, and has plenty of cost advantages. Stating that modern and well-equipped river ports will be established along the banks of the river, the minister said transportation of cargo through the National Waterway 2 - from Pandu in Guwahati to Dhubri along the Assam-Bengal border will reduce logistics cost and save 300 km road travel.
Waterways are regarded as natural transport routes. India has around 14500 kms of waterways which were for long, untapped. It was only under Prime Minister Modi's insistent patronage  that waterways became a significnt part of the govt's transport agenda. As of now, there are 6 interstate waterways in India

  • 1st from Allahabad to Haldia
  • 2nd from Sadiya to Dhubri
  • 3rd from Kollam to Kottapuram
  • 4th from Kakinada to Marakkanam
  • 5th from Talchar to Dhamra
  • 6th from Lakhipur to Bhhanga