Inland Vessels Act

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Inland Vessels Act
Emblem of India.svg
Enacted by Parliament of India
Date 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.[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]


  1. ^ "House clears Inland Vessels Bill". Indian Express.
  2. ^ "Cabinet nod for amendments to Inland Vessels Act". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Inland water transport awaits a big push". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved April 18, 2012.

Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Inland Vessels Act"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA