Directorate – IWT

Inland Water Transport Directorate


The Inland Water Transport Directorate was established in 1968 under the Transport Department, Govt. of West Bengal.

Previously Inland Water Transport Directorate had its own fleet of vessels, Dockyard for repair of those vessels, Workshop, Store and Technical hands for repairing of vessels and to impart training to the crews (Sareng & Driver etc.).

The main administrative office of Inland Water Transport Directorate was located at 03, Doighat, Kolkata.  In the year 1985 the office was shifted to 39, Dr. Sundari Mohan Avenue, Kolkata – 700 014. In the same year the work shop and training centre were shifted to the office of West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation  Limited at 37, Deshpran Sasmal Road, Kolkata – 700 040. Also the vessel operation was handed over to the West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation Limited.

In the year 2014, the entire office of the Inland Water Transport Directorate has been shifted at present address : 38, Beltala Road, P.V.D. Building, (3rd Floor), Kolkata – 700 020.

Presently the Inland Water Transport Directorate functions with.

  • One Director  :  Sri T. K. Rudra, I.A.S (Additional charge) – since 16/09/2015.
  • One Deputy Director :  Sri Indranl Bhattacharyya, WBCS (Exe.) – (Additional  charge) since 28/09/2015.
  • One Engineer & Chief Ship Surveyor  : Sri Partha Pratim Chakrabarti,   –  Marine Engineer since 01/08/05.
  • 16 nos. staff member (U.D.A / L.D.A / Group – D) – (Against total sanctioned strength of 138, most of the posts are remaining vacant).