Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

Traveling From Delhi To Haryana Will Now Take 45 Minutes With Yamuna Water Taxi

Updated on 4 February, 2017 at 1:28 pm By

The National Capital Region (NCR) could soon set water taxi services as Centre is evaluating five bids for operating the service.

indialivetoday

The service would ferry tourists and public from Palla (Delhi-Haryana border) to Wazirabad. This will reduce the travel time between the two points to just 45 minutes.

Google Maps


Advertisement

The project, undertaken by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), is a priority of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. He had said the government would consult a Netherlands-based government agency for the project as the European country has expertise in the subject.

The process to procure vessels and develop infrastructure has already started. The authority has moved a plea seeking environmental clearance from the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

The cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 28 crore, including the cost of building terminals, dredging and also the cost of vessels.

destination360



The stretch for water taxi was identified after a feasibility study. A site inspection was done by Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra, IWAI, irrigation and flood control department and Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

The study found out that Yamuna upstream, which is almost 22 kms from Wazirabad to Palla, is less polluted and has the ‘required depth’ for navigation.

It said water taxi and recreation activities are the most feasible and environmentally sustainable for this stretch.

This would be a first-of-its-kind recreational project for Delhiites and for ferrying passengers.

Yamuna at Wazirabad. freshwaterwatch

 


Advertisement

If successful, the project will pave way for Centre’s ambitious Delhi-Agra steamer service through Agra Canal project.

Advertisement

Latest Stories

Watch: Ranbir Kapoor Talk About His Marriage with Alia Bhatt In Recent Interview

Watch: Ranbir Kapoor Talk About His Marriage with Alia Bhatt In Recent Interview


Here’s Google’s report of the best Android apps 2020 in India

Here’s Google’s report of the best Android apps 2020 in India


Kangana Shared A Two Piece Picture of Her Got Trolled on Twitter

Kangana Shared A Two Piece Picture of Her Got Trolled on Twitter


17 Unseen Photos of Harshita Gaur, Famous Actress of Sadda Haq & Mirzapur

17 Unseen Photos of Harshita Gaur, Famous Actress of Sadda Haq & Mirzapur


Mia Khalifa Caught Using Her Face Mask To Pick Up Dog Poo And Put It back On Her Face

Mia Khalifa Caught Using Her Face Mask To Pick Up Dog Poo And Put It back On Her Face


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From News

Popular on The Web