Varanasi multimodal terminal on Ganga nearing completion

The Rs 169.59-crore Multi Modal Terminal (MMT) being built at Varanasi on the Ganga by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) under the Jal Marg Vikas project, is set to be completed by November this year. This would be a major landmark for the project.

The construction of the Rs 280.90-crore MMT at Sahibganj is to be completed by May 2019, and the one at Haldia, being constructed at a cost of Rs 517.36 crore, is scheduled to be completed by December 2019. In addition, work on the Rs 359.20-crore state-of-the-art navigational lock at Farakka is to be completed by June 2019.