Pilgrims movement by IWAI’s Vessel at Ganga Sagar Mela, 2018
4.4 Terminal Facilities:
The low level and high level jetties at Gaighat, Patna (Bihar) are operational since 2008 and 2012 respectively which are capable of mechanical handling of cargo. Bunkering facility and storage facility are also available at this terminal.
Vessels berthed at High Level Jetty, Gaighat, Patna on NW-1
Vessels berthed at Low Level Jetty, Gaighat, Patna on NW-1
A Permanent terminal at GR jetty-2, Kolkata is operational since November, 2013 for handling of General Cargo.
Besides, fixed jetties of Farakka Barrage Project (FBP) at Farakka and Pakur also exist on NW-1 and being used by transporters / shippers / cruise vessels.
Further, floating terminals at 20 locations along National Waterway – 1 are operational between Haldia and Allahabad which are being used for berthing of vessels, logistic support and embarking / disembarking facility to the users / tourists.
Floating terminal at Farakka on NW-1
The locations of these 20 floating terminals are as under:
- Haldia, Budge-Budge, BISN, Botanical Garden (Kolkata), Shantipur, Swaroopganj, Katwa, Hazardwari, Downstream (D/s) Farakka and Upstream (U/s) Farakka in West Bengal;
- Rajmahal (Manglahat) and Sahibganj (Samdaghat) in Jharkhand and Bateshwarsthan, Bhagalpur, Munger, Semaria and Buxar in Bihar; and
- Ghazipur / Rajghat, Ramnagar (Varanasi) and Allahabad terminals in Uttar Pradesh.