Muriganga River Dredging on the Way

Image source: Abhirup Bose, Deputy Managing Director at West Bengal Transport Corporation, official facebook page

The West Bengal government has taken initiatives to dredge Muriganga River to facilitate round-the-clock ferry services to Gangasagar Mela, PTI India reports. 

The work, once complete, will also reduce travel time between the ferry jetties and Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas.

Every year on Makar Sankranti (January 14), thousands of pilgrims gather at Sagar island to take a dip at the confluence of the Ganga and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers at the Kapil Muni Temple. Low tide in the Ganges delta often makes it difficult for the vessels to operate, leaving the pilgrims waiting at the ghats for long.

By December 31, majority of the work will be completed, and the rest of the dredging operations is set to be wrapped up by January 9, subsequently opening all jetties, PTI reports.

The state irrigation department has entered into an arrangement with the Central Dredging Corporation for the project.

Once the dredging work is complete, there will be 24-hour ferry services to the Sagar Island.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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