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PM to inaugurate India’s second Multi Modal Terminal on Ganga at Sahibganj in Jharkhand: 12.9.2019

Points to Remember:

  • The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation India’s second riverine Multi Modal terminal built at Sahibganj in Jharkhand on 12 September, 2019.
  • The Prime Minister will inaugurate the state of the art terminal through a two -way digital communication system at an event in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Built at a cost of Rs 290 crores in a record time of about two years, the Prime Minister himself had laid the foundation stone of IWAI’s Sahibganj multimodal terminal in April, 2017.
  • This is the second of the three Multi Modal Terminals being constructed on river Ganga under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP).
  • Earlier, in November, 2018 the Prime Minister had inaugurated the MMT at Varanasi.
  • The Multi-Modal terminal at Sahibganj will open up industries of Jharkhand and Bihar to the global market and provide Indo-Nepal cargo connectivity through waterways route.
  • Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is the project Implementing Agency.

Salient features of Sahibganj Multi Modal Terminal:

  • Second Multi-Modal Terminal on National Waterway -1 (river Ganga)
  • Cost of Phase-I of MMT: Rs 290 Cr
  • Start date of the project: 10 November, 2016
  • Completion date of the project: September, 2019
  • Jetty: Length 270 m x Width 25 m with berthing and mooring facility.
  • 1 Mobile Harbour Crane
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Where did India’s second Multi Modal Terminal on Ganga will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi? Sahibganj, Jharkhand
  2. What is the cost incurred to build India’s second Multi Modal Terminal at Sahibganj in Jharkhand? Rs 290 crores

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