Capacity Augmentation of the National Waterway - 1(JAL MARG VIKAS) Project (WB-P148775)

  • India
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Apr 12, 2017
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Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India
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  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 375.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 800.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 30, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 8, 2015

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Project Description

This project provides financing to improve efficiency and reliability of national waterway 1. The components include technical assistance for project preparation, improvement of river fairway, construction of permanent protection works for erosion-prone banks, rehabilitation of the existing Farakka ship lock and construction of a new parallel lock, six freight terminals, repair of vessel and maintenance facilities and five pairs of Ro-Ro crossings.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Contact: Arnab Bandyopadhyay
Title: Sr Transport. Engr.
Tel: 5785+47768

Contact: Charles Kunaka
Title: Senior Trade Specialist
Tel: 473-3018

Name: Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India
Contact: Bhaskar Dasgupta
Title: Director

Implementing Agencies
Name: Inland Waterways Authority of India
Contact: Pravir Pandey
Title: Project Director
Tel: 91-120-2544004


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