About the Project
Come, let us realise a dream.
I would call this as India’s answer to Suez Canal and Panama Canal.
A recent report by Deloitte regarding coastal transportation states that: “the cost of transportation per MT per Km by sea route (coastal) for a distance range of 1,000 to 1,200 Km is INR 0.82. Whereas the same cost by rail is INR 1.36 and by road is INR 2.1.” By default, waterway transportation is far cheaper than other modes of transport.
The transportation of containers between NCR and export destinations is done by road + sea. The closest port available is the Kandla port in Gujarat. Estimates suggest that the cost of transportation of a container by road from NCR to Kandla is many times greater than that of transporting the same container from Kandla to Dubai. This takes away the competitive edge of the industries manufacturing export goods in NCR.
I have identified a waterway transportation route from NCR to the sea which is as long as NCR-Kandla distance (i.e. about 1088 to 1150 kms). The waterway is not yet developed and does not appear on the agenda of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI).
It would require some investment in certain portions for the following:
(2) Setting up of small jetties,
(3) Building of shallow draft ro-ro vessels capable of carrying trucks/trailers/containers or bulk commodities.
The project can be implemented without any major environmental damage.
In the first stage, this project requires some volunteers for preparing a feasibility study report.
Once the feasibility study is complete, it would require the collaboration of a major logistics operator (Indian or FDI). This project is eligible to receive govt. aid and PPP offer for infrastructure development.
Project Action Plan
Project Action Plan
1Feasibility study report
Feasibility study report
Who will this help Rise
This project will help India Rise. It will help the whole industry in NCR / UP to gain a competetive edge.
How will this help them Rise?
The project will reduce the transportation cost of goods from North India (UP) to sea ports by at least 50%.