Consider the following statements about the Setu Bharatam programme, which was recently launched by the Prime Minister:

  1. The programme envisages connecting the ports with inland waterways.
  2. The programme has been launched under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because Setu Bharatam programme for building bridges for safe and seamless travel on National Highways. Under the Setu Bharatam project, a total of 208 railway crossings will be replaced by rail over bridges (ROBs) by 2019. Second statement is correct because the programme has been launched under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

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