9 Oct 2019

Jal Marg Vikas project(JVMP)

Source: PIB & JVMP website

Key highlights

  • It was approved in 2017 for the capacity augmentation of navigation on National Waterways-I. 
  • JVMP is being implemented with the financial and technical support of the World Bank.
  • The Project is expected to be completed by March 2023.  
  • The project entails the development of fairway with 3 meters depth between Varanasi and Haldia (Phase-I) covering a distance of 1380 km
  • The following sub-projects of this Project have commenced:
  1. Construction of Phase – I (A) of the multimodal terminal at Varanasi 
  2. Construction of Phase – I of the multimodal terminal at Sahibganj
  3. Construction of new navigation lock at Farakka

  • Other components are;
  1. Fairway Development
  2. Construction of the multi-modal terminal at Haldia.
  3. Construction of an inter-modal terminal at Kalughat.
  4. Construction of an inter-modal terminal at Ghazipur.
  5. Provision of navigational aids.
  6. Construction of five pairs of Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) terminals.
  7. Construction of Integrated Ship Repair and Maintenance Complexes.
  8. Provision of River Information System (RIS) and Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS)
  9. Bank Protection works