Buckingham Canal plan faces obstacles

Realising the importance of inland waterways to boost economic growth, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken up an ambitious infrastructure project of developing five National Waterways in Indian peninsula. The National Waterway-4 covering Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has the immense growth potential. Restoration of the Buckingham Canal of the British era is the key for the development of the 1,078 km long National Waterway-4 from Kakinada to Puducherry.

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