In news : Recently, the Prime Minister, while launching Mahabahu-Brahmaputra programme mentioned Car-D portal
About the Car-D portal
- CAR-D is a web-based portal for collection & compilation, analysis and dissemination of all the cargo and cruise movement data for Inland Waterways Authority of India(IWAI) and its stakeholders.
- Portal gives access to the data to the general public showcasing IWAI capabilities and potential of inland waterways transport.
- The Car-D portal helps in collating real-time information on all the cargo and cruise traffic data of the National Waterway.
- It also provides information related to the infrastructure of Waterways.
Key features of the portal
Integrated portal for data on NWs:
- Provides cargo and passenger data for all National Waterways in a single integrated portal
- Assimilates data across different jetties (river and coastal), shippers and operators
- Workflow approval based data entry ensures accuracy of data and removes manual dependency of reporting
- Provides access to all stakeholders and general public thus bringing trust in the data being reported for IWT sector
- Assists potential shippers & cargo owners in identifying cargo type and commodity at various waterways, terminals and jetties.
- Has near real time capturing of cargo and passenger traffic with the help of terminal operators and regional offices of IWAI
- Provides the key traffic trends and patterns easily enabling stakeholders to take better understand the current and future protection of IWT
- Provides analysis w.r.t National Waterways, Commodities, Shippers, Jetties which is available y-o-y and m-o-m with detailed reports
Inland Waterways Authority of India(IWAI)
- IWAI is a statutory body of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India (GoI). IWAI was set up in 1986 for regulation and development of Inland Waterways for the purposes of shipping and navigation.
- IWAI is primarily responsible for development, maintenance and regulation of Inland Water Transport (IWT) on the National Waterways (NWs) in the country.
- The head office of the IWAI is at Noida