Jai Marg Vikas Project
            Jai Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) is being implemented by the IWAI for the capacity
      augmentation of national waterway I on the Haldia-Varanasi stretch of Ganga-Bhagirathi-
      Hooghly river system with the technical and financial assistance of the World Bank. The salient
      features of JMVP include: construction of three multimodal and inter-modal terminals, new
      navigational lock at Farakka, integrated vessel repair and maintenance facilities, day and night
      navigational aids, river conservancy work, etc.
      Coastal Shipping
            Coastal Shipping is fuel efficient, environment friendly and helps in easing traffic
      congestion on roads. In other large economies like China, USA and Japan the share of waterways
      is more than that of India. Presently, the share of waterways in transportation of domestic goods
      is less than its potential.
      Cruise Shipping
            ‘Cruise Tourism’ is a fast growing component of the leisure industry, worldwide. Through
      this segment of niche tourism, huge amount of foreign exchange can be earned and income
      generated onshore by providing the right policy environment and infrastructure. With the steady
      development of India’s economy, growing middle class and increasing disposable income, the
      overall environment is conducive for the promotion of cruise tourism within the country.
      Indian Maritime University
            Indian Maritime University (IMU) was set up in 2008 in Chennai with campuses at
      Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam as a central university. The existing seven government and
      government aided maritime training and research institutes viz., Marine Engineering and
      Research Institute, Kolkata, Marine Engineering and Research Institute, Mumbai, Lal Bahadur
      Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research, Mumbai, T.S. Chanakya, Navi
      Mumbai, National Maritime Academy, Chennai, Indian Institute of Port Management, Kolkata
      as well as National Ship Design and Research Centre, Visakhapatnam have been merged with
      the IMU.
      Lighthouses and Lightships
            In the vast ocean, a mariner is not sure of his position unless he is guided by some signal
      from the land/space. Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL) provides
      service to enable the mariners to know their position with respect to a fixed point on the land
      with the help of visual aids to navigation such as lighthouses, light vessels, buoys, beacons and
      radio aids to navigation like differential global positioning system (DGPS), radar beacons
      (Racons), vessel traffic service (VTS) and automatic identification system (AIS) etc.
      Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai
            The Directorate General of Shipping, an attached office of the Ministry of Shipping, was
      established in 1949 for administering the Indian Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 on all matters
      relating to shipping policy and legislation, implementation of various international conventions
      relating to safety, prevention of pollution and other mandatory regulations of the international