West Bengal - Inland Water Transport
Logistics and Spatial Development Project

Developing Inland Waterways in West Bengal for integrated and efficient transport and logistics.
A World Bank Funded Initiative of Government of West Bengal

4600 KM

Navigation Channel

33% of all National Waterways in India

62

Ghats | Jetties

In Kolkata Metropolitan Area
37 – Urban | 25 – Rural

60+

Ferries | Vessels

58 Passenger Ferries
4 Ro – Ro Vessels

730

Jobs

630 operational staff ~ 100 in IWT organizations

Objective

The project aims to achieve a holistic development of inland waterways in West Bengal by rethinking infrastructure development, enhancing safety on waterways and strengthening the institutions involved in operations of Waterways in the State through financial aid from the World Bank.

Objective

The project aims to achieve a holistic development of inland waterways in West Bengal by rethinking infrastructure development, enhancing safety on waterways and strengthening the institutions involved in operations of Waterways in the State through financial aid from the World Bank.

Implementation

The project is being developed by West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation, an undertaking under the Department of Transport, Government of West Bengal. It is the nodal body undertaking all transport related infrastructure development and scheme implementation in the State.

Implementation

The project is being developed by West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation, an undertaking under the Department of Transport, Government of West Bengal. It is the nodal body undertaking all transport related infrastructure development and scheme implementation in the State.

Key Initiatives

The Project is being implemented mainly in three parts: Institutional Strengthening and Business Planning; Integrated Spatial Development Planning; and planning for enhancing safety on the waterways

Key Initiatives

The Project is being implemented mainly in three parts: Institutional Strengthening and Business Planning; Integrated Spatial Development Planning; and planning for enhancing safety on the waterways

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