Minister of State for Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways and Chemical & Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha has recently informed about the status of the waterways project. The proposal for development at a cost of Rs. 76.01 crore has been approved for phase -1 of NW-16 from Silchar to Bhanga. Maintenance dredging for fairway development work in Silchar-Bhanga stretch has commenced. Consultant has been engaged for the upgradation of terminals at Badarpur, Karimganj and new floating terminal at Silchar.