JAMMU: Four predominant rivers, Jhelum, Chenab, Indus and Ravi in Jammu and Kashmir had been declared “national waterways” by the Indian authorities, paving the system for inland navigation on them to carry water transport and tourism, the convey authorities has mentioned.

India minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Protect a watch on Sham Lal Choudhry mentioned, “The Union authorities has declared Four rivers particularly Chenab, Indus, Jhelum and Ravi as national waterways, which would be developed in a phased system,”

He mentioned the convey authorities changed into inspecting the feasibility-cum-detailed venture document of Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) ready for inland navigation and constructing of horizontal and vertical terminals across these waterways.

“The pattern of these national waterways will boost the Inland Water Transport, apart from, exploit the tourism doubtless on the national waterways of the convey and enhance the socio-economic profile of of us of these areas,” he mentioned.