Govt. plans to commence 1st Multi-Modal Hub from Varanasi
The Government’s plan to integrate various modes of transport beginning from Varanasi.
The Country’s first multi-modal hub with rail-road connectivity will be in the city.
The hub would be a pilot for other 50-60 projects planned by the Central Government, said officials. The idea to de-congest Varanasi is a brainchild of PM Narendra Modi, who asked Union RoadT, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari to implement it on priority basis.
Multi-modal transport is a seamless movement of goods and passengers involving at least two different means of transport.
The Ministry was examining the feasibility of setting up Multi-Modal hubs where all modes of transport air, road, rail and waterways were close to one another, he said.
In order to reduce traffic congestion and make the movement of passengers and goods efficient and cost-effective, the Country needs to adopt holistic and integrated transport planning for the sector as a whole, including roads, ports, railways, waterways and airways.
Varanasi is the starting point of the Ministry of Shipping’s programme to develop 1,620 kilmeter (km) of the Ganga for transportation. The river’s stretch up to Haldia will have 30 Ports.
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