Proposal to introduce Ferry services between Delhi and Allahabad on Yamuna River?

New Delhi: The centre is planning a proposal to introduce ferry services on Yamuna between Delhi and Allahabad. For this, the Inland Waterways Authority of India had awarded a contract for the government consultancy and asked it to prepare a detailed report on the feasibility of the project.

According to the news reported in Hindustan Times, Pravir Pandey, vice chairman of the Inland Waterways Authority said that “A Detailed Project Report (DPR) is being prepared to check the feasibility and what could be the impact on environment. The ferry services can be used in future to carry not just cargo but even passengers.”

He further added that “The DPR will check the portion of the river which connects Palla to Sangam near Allahabad. If we can use this channel then we can also avail the National Waterway 1, which comprises River Ganga, Bhagirathi and Hooghly and connects Allahabad to Haldia in West Bengal.”

However, Manoj Mishra, Activist of Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan said that “the government should first focus on the restoration and rejuvenation of the river. There is hardly any continuity depth and flow in the river.”

The Plan is to introduce cargo services and ferry passengers between north Delhi’s Jagatpur village and the Sangam in Allahabad.