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The under-construction inland waterways project, Varanasi, November 11, 2018. According to the project’s consultants, its internal rate of return will be 21.40%(Rajesh Kumar / HT File)

The inland waterways project won’t choke rivers

By Pravir Pandey
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 07:23 AM IST
It will rejuvenate the Ganga by creating a ‘Room for River’, an effective model for flood mitigation and conservation.
Kumbh Mela is known to be the largest congregation of religious pilgrims in the world and draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of approximately 55 auspicious days.(HT/File Photo)
Kumbh Mela is known to be the largest congregation of religious pilgrims in the world and draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of approximately 55 auspicious days.(HT/File Photo)

Kumbh Mela to be first big test for Centre’s plans to promote inland waterways to ferry people and cargo

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 07:20 AM IST
The NDA‘s plans to promote the use of inland waterways for ferrying people and cargo will be on full display during the upcoming Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh from January 15 to March 15 next year.
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