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Feb 21, 2019

Government to soon start water transport in Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh

PIB and Namami Gange
Water transport will soon start in the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari made the announcement yesterday. He said a water port will be set up in Baghpat district. Mr Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of many highway projects in Meerut, Baghpat and Moradabad yesterday. 

In Baghpat, while laying the foundation stone of work related to NH334B, Nitin Gadkari said that the government is planning to export sugar from western UP to Bangladesh through Yamuna water transport which will be connected to Allahabad and the DPR for this project is also ready. 

In Meerut and Moradabad he laid the foundation stone for road projects and various schemes related to sewage treatment and river cleaning. He said that after completion of these projects it will take only 40 to 45 minutes to reach Delhi from Meerut. 

On his second consecutive day in Western UP, The Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for 331 km length of National highways and Sewage Treatment Plants under Namami Gange works together at Muzaffarnagar and Bulandshahar districts where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also accompany him.

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