Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the first multi-modal terminal built on the river Ganga in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency.
Modi, along with Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, also received India’s first container vessel that sailed from Kolkata on the newly-developed inland waterway carrying cargo belonging to food and beverages giant PepsiCo India.
The cargo had sailed from West Bengal on October 30. Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the event. The inland port at Varanasi is the first of a string of inland waterways and terminals that the central government aims to develop. (IANS)
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