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DCIL makes inroads into Inland Waterways

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Bags Rs 204 cr contract from IWAI

India’s premier dredging organization Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCIL), Visakhapatnam recently signed an agreement with Inland Waterways Authority (IWAI), under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India.

As per DCIL this agreement has been signed for the award of work for “Development & Maintenance of fairway width of 32 m and depth of 2 m / 2.5 m for 5 years in various National Waterways in North Eastern Region by undertaking required dredging, bandalling, channel marking, river training etc. to ensure safe navigation of vessels” to Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI), Visakhapatnam.

As per the work awarded, DCI is going to undertake the following stretches:

  1.      Dhansiri River (NW-31): Numaligarh jetty to Dhansiri Confluence (35 km)
  2.      Barak River (NW-16):Bhanga to Badarpur (10.5 km)
  3.      Kopili River (NW-57): Confluence at Brahmaputra to Kalongpar Bazar (10 km)
  4.      Brahmaputra River (NW-2): Ro-Pax Routes along river Brahmaputra (NW-2) and adjacent area as below:

(a) Dhubri – Hatsingimari/Fakirganj, (30 Km)

(b) Guwahati – North Guwahati and (5 Km)

(c) Neamati – Majuli (Kamalabari / Aphala) (30 km)

The estimated cost of the awarded work is about Rs. 204.5 Cr initially for a period of 3 years.

This signing agreement of Dredging Corporation of India with National Waterways dredging work is another step towards expansion and diversification of Dredging Corporation of India into Inland Waterways; a new business vertical. Captain S Divakar, MD & CEO, A/C, of Dredging Corporation of India Limited signed a Historic Agreement with Ashutosh Gautam, Member Technical of IWAI.

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