First container movement on inland waterways
- Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) transported container cargo belonging to food and beverage giant ‘PepsiCo’ from Kolkata to Varanasi (National Waterway-1).
- This would be India’s first container movement on the inland vessel.
- The vessel, called MV RN Tagore will take 9-10 days to reach Varanasi.
- National Waterway-1 runs from Haldia to Allahabad on river Ganga.