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.