National Waterway No.5

For development of Inland Water Transport, Government of India have enacted the Act “National Waterway (Talcher-Dhamra stretch of rivers, Geonkhali-Charbatia stretch of East Coast Canal, Charbatia-Dhamra stretch of Matai river and Mahanadi Delta Rivers) Act, 2008 in the Parliament on 18.11.2008 as National Waterway No.5 (NW 5).

IWAI has assessed the development of the river stretch of National Waterway No.5 to be most economically viable in India and accordingly has taken steps to develop the project in two phases for facilitating the cargo movement through the waterway with a projected cost of around Rs.2000 Crore.

Phase Distance in ( km ) Description
I 201 comprises of the stretch between Jokadia/Pankapal (Kalinganagar) to Dhamra and Paradip Port
II 131 comprises of the stretch between Talcher to Jokadia/Pankapal (Kalinganagar).

For development of 1st phase i.e from Jokadia/Pankapal to Dhamra and Paradip Port, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed among IWAI, Government of Odisha, Paradip Port Trust and Dhamra Port Company Limited.

The lengthwise distribution of the proposed Phase-I waterway is as under : 

Jokadia/Pankapal to Mangalgadi 106 Kms.
Mangalgadi to Paradip 67 Kms.
Mangalgadi to Dhamara 28 Kms.
TOTAL 201 Kms.

The details of 1st Phase are as under :

  • Terminals :- Each at Pankapal (Kalinga Nagar Industrial Hub Dhamara Port & Paradip Port)
  • Project Cost :- Rs.2000 Crore

It will facilitate unobstructed movement of the cargo vessels between Kalinganagar industrial hub and Ports at Paradip and Dhamra

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