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    Gadkari launches India’s first River Information System

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    New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday inaugurated the River Information System (RIS) – the first of its kind in India – to facilitate safe and accurate navigation on National Waterway-1 (the Ganga River).

    “While it remains a challenge how to develop the waterways of the country, the River Information System is a major step in realising the dream of waterways,” said Gadkari, according to an official statement statement.
    Phase-II of the system from Farakka to Patna and Phase-III from Patna to Varanasi will be undertaken on priority, the statement said.
    “River Information Systems are combination of modern tracking equipment related hardware and software designed to optimise traffic and transport processes in inland navigation,” the statement added.

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