This Report of the Standing Committee on Urban Development (2009-2010) deals with the action taken by the Government on the Recommendations contained in their Thirty Seventh Report

MUMBAI: After two agencies, Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) and Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), failed to start water transport on the eastern and western coasts of the city, the state government is now planning to hand over the development of water transport services to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

HALDIA, 19 JAN: As the navigability of the Hooghly river near Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) continues to be a matter of concern to the dock authorities, several industrial units, particularly power houses and steel plants in West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand who were dependent on Haldia for importing coal, have now opted for Paradip to meet their requirements, at least partially.

Asian carp leap out of the water in the River Illinois
Harmful aliens: Asian carp leap out of the water in the River Illinois. A group of states led by Michigan is calling for the emergency closure of two locks leading to Lake Michigan

Inland waterways have played an important role in the Indian transport system since ancient times. However, in the decades after independence, the importance of this mode of transport has declined considerably with the expansion of road and rail transport.

To study the feasibility of coal transportation through waterways, a team of Dutch experts including two members of Netherlands Embassy visited the Haldia Dock Complex today and discussed the matter with senior port officials.

To study the feasibility of coal transportation through waterways, a team of Dutch experts including two members of Netherlands Embassy visited the Haldia Dock Complex today and discussed the matter with senior port officials.

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Amid growing environmental concerns attached to the river linking project, an expert has come up with an "eco-friendly" method to connect the water bodies with grids so that states can share the resources according to their requirements.

MUMBAI: Environmentalists are breathing easy after the announcement of a further delay in the commencement of the Mumbai transharbour link connecting the island city to the mainland.

The Rs 6,000 crore Sewri-Nhava Sheva sea link project had invited the wrath of the environmentalists as they felt it would hamper the fragile eco-system of mangroves and mud flats at the Sewri bay.

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