Capacity augmentation of navigational infrastructure

Egis chosen to provide Technical Support Services (TSS) for Capacity augmentation of navigational infrastructure of National Waterway-1 at Varanasi & Sahibganj, TSSC-1 (Jal Marg Vikas Project)

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sahibganj (Jharkhand)
Date: 22.01.2018 – ongoing
Duration: 24 months
Client: Inland Waterways Authority of India, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India
Funding: World Bank

Project overview

IWAI is developing Varanasi and Sahibganj multi modal IWT terminal as part of National Waterway -1, Allahabad –Haldia stretch of Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system having length of 1,620 Km.  It will improve the navigability of NW-1 by means of:

(i)                   fairway development by providing an assured depth of at least three meters throughout the corridor for at least 330 days in a year to make it navigable for comparatively larger vessels of 1,500-3,000 DWT and

(ii)                 Civil structural, logistics and communications interventions required that includes multimodal terminals, jetties, navigational locks, barrages, channel marking systems etc. The project is funded by World Bank (WB)

Our missions

As Technical Support and Supervision Consultant (TSSC), Egis shall efficiently manage the EPC Contract awarded by IWAI such that each and every activity envisaged for the project is completed in agreed timeline, within budgeted cost frame and in full compliance with the WB guidelines and applicable Employer’s acts, rules and regulations. The objective is also to ensure compliance to loan agreement covenants and to achieve project monitoring indicators and milestones as agreed-upon in the stipulated time frame.


Egis as TSSC will give technical support and supervision on behalf of IWAI for the execution of the EPC contractor. The engineering details are listed below:


  • Berthing Structures including all associated facilities
  • Site Grading
  • Installation of passenger pontoon jetty of size 20m x 10m
  • Stone pitching/ bank protection works
  • Retaining walls
  • Buildings viz. single storey substation for Electrical Distribution System of multimodal jetty  and Worker Amenity Building
  • Mobile Harbour crane
  • Gangway
  • Internal roads along with culverts
  • Sewerage system
  • Complete water supply distribution system within the scope area including the supply of potable water to buildings
  • Storm Water Drainage
  • Soil investigations, topography and Bathymetry survey and geotechnical investigations
  • Internal and external electrical works
  • Control and Automation Works along with server at Control Room with control software and necessary accessories, hard ware, CCTV system LED monitors etc.
  • Comprehensive solid waste management facility


  • Berthing structures including all associated facilities
  • Approach trestles connecting the berth with river bank
  • Site grading and  dredging
  • Shore protection works
  • Ramp connecting approach trestles to stockyard and retaining walls
  • Stockyard development
  • Buildings with rain water harvesting system viz. terminal administration building, Worker’s amenity building, security office, electrical substation and weigh bridge building
  • Storage shed
  • Conveyor system with fixed hoppers
  • Electrical works
  • Mobile harbour crane
  • Barge loader
  • Roads and vehicle parking area
  • Water supply system including overhead water tank & underground reservoir
  • Storm water drainage system with dump pond
  • Sewerage system
  • Fire-fighting system
  • Dust suppression system
  • Model Study