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Stuck in Traffic? This New Ferry System Will Take You From Delhi to Haryana Border in 45 Minutes

Stuck in Traffic? This New Ferry System Will Take You From Delhi to Haryana Border in 45 Minutes

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How about getting to cover a distance, which usually takes nearly three-and-a-half hours (thanks to traffic) in just about 45 minutes? Yes, you read that right and this might soon be a reality with the central government expected to launch water taxis to ferry tourists and commuters from Delhi’s northern areas to the Haryana border.

As per a report in The Hindustan Times, the service is likely to be operational by June end as the Centre’s Yamuna Water Taxi project to ferry tourists and public from Palla (Delhi-Haryana border) to Wazirabad is moving as per schedule.


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The service, which will start with three boarding points, will cover a distance of almost 20 km. The move is also aimed at promoting tourism and reviving a water body, which has been dying due to toxic waste being dumped into it. There will be five pick-up points in total.

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The project will be implemented by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI). The authority has moved a plea seeking environmental clearance from the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the report said.

A priority project of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, it was first announced in December 2014.

So, get ready to set sail.

(Written by Shweta Sharma)

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