Tuesday , 1 December 2020

Tag Archives: Water Transport

Ropax service commences on Mumbai to Mandwa route

Mumbai Port Trust and Maharashtra Maritime Board have begun a ROPAX service from Bhaucha Dhakka (Ferry Wharf) to Mandwa, Alibaug. About 15-lakh passengers travel annually by catamarans and launches from Gateway of India to Mandwa. However, with the launch of ROPAX, commuters can now travel in their cars directly to Alibaug. According to the officials of MbPT, this mode of ...

WB to aid Rs 630Cr for water transport project in Assam

World Bank has signed a loan agreement with the Government of India and the Government of Assam for funding Rs 630Cr modernization of water transport project in the state. The project will support the Government of Assam’s efforts to corporatize its own ferry activities. The Assam Shipping Company (ASC) will operate the government ferries and the Assam Ports Company (APC) ...

Inland Water Transportation

Since ancient times, inland water transport has played a major role in moving goods and commodities from production sources to consumption destinations. The author takes a look at the potential of IWT in the country and recent developments. Water is a source of life! Waterways are corridors of economic growth. History shows that waterways created and sustained great civilisations: Indus ...

WB government to revive linked transport network

The West Bengal government is considering introducing a linked transport network for Kolkata which would revive a popular transport network, discontinued many years ago. The plan also involves integrating water transport into the network, and would give city commuters a mix of travel options such as metro trains, buses and water taxis to reach their destinations. Metro commuters who take ...

Analysing the Risk Exposure at Mumbai Suburban Rail

A Right To Information (RTI) query has recently revealed that 20,000 people died on Mumbai’s railway tracks in the past five years. That means over 4000 people per year and, on an average, 10 people per day. The issue has managed to raise eyebrows at the World Bank which is funding Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project (MUIP). The bank has demanded an explanation for the increasing number of deaths. Given here is an analysis of the end user experiences in Mumbai Suburban Rail, causes and remedial measures.