Tired of travelling on trains and buses? Well, guess what? The Centre is working on a proposal to launch ferry services on the Yamuna between Delhi and Allahabad!
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) awarded a contract to a government consultancy earlier this month to check the feasibility and prepare a report on the project.
IWAI plans to introduce cargo services and passenger ferries between north Delhi’s Jagatpur village and the Sangam in Allahabad. WHAT!
The Yamuna, which is polluted in most parts of Delhi, gets cleaner and deeper upstream between Wazirabad in Delhi and Palla on the Delhi-Haryana border but becomes shallow before Agra. This could prove to be a challenge during the project.
Presently a Detailed Project Report is being prepared to check the feasibility and the project’s impact on the environment,
Doesn’t that sound incredibly cool?!
Read the whole story here.
Cover Image Courtesy | Source