Inland Vessels Act

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Inland Vessels Act
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Parliament of India

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Enacted by
Enacted

21 February 2008 (2008-02-21)

Status: In force

The Inland Vessels (Amendment) Act, 2007 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to facilitate the extension and usage of inland waterways by vessels. It is an amendment to an original Act passed in 1917.[1] The Act came into force from 21 February 2008.[<span title="Script error: No such module "delink".">citation needed]

Inland water traffic amounts to only 0.17% of total inland traffic in India. The act address the extension of inland water limits, facilitating safety of vessels by dividing the inland water area into three zones based on maximum significant wave height criteria, employment of manpower from Army, Navy and Coast Guard in this sector, controlling pollution and regulating the insurance regime on par with motor vehicles.[2][3]

References

  1. "House clears Inland Vessels Bill". Indian Express.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Cabinet nod for amendments to Inland Vessels Act". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 18 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Inland water transport awaits a big push". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 18 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>