This terminal will serve as an important milestone for the development of the National Waterway-1 from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal covering a distance of 1,390 km.
The four-lane bridge on the Ganga river will connect Sahibganj to Manihari in Bihar’s Katihar district.
“Our government has taken historic decision to develop waterways. It has taken the developing waterways as challenge. The Varanasi to Haldia waterways will be developed and open new door for development.” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as reported by The Economic Times.
Modi inaugurated the projects in the presence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari among others.