Inland water transport sector

Inland Water Transport services are being provided by Directorate of Ports and Inland Water Transport under Commerce & Transport (Com) Department with the following aims & objectives.

  • To administer Inland Vessels Act.
  • To run quality Passenger Launch Service to inaccessible area with proper management, where there is no other mode of transportation.
  • Proper implementation of Odisha Boat Rules-2004
  • Boat Registration has been carried out by 2 (Two) Registering Authority of their office located at Chandabali and Balugaon.
  • The District Administration has been empowered for Survey, Licensing and Enforcement as per Odisha Boat Rule-2004
  • Survey of Inland Water Ways & preparation of schemes there on.
  • Training of personnel to man Inland Vessels.
  • Conducting competency certificate examination for Master, Engine Driver and Serang of Mechanically Propelled Vessels.