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Ministry of Shipping
(21-July, 2016 18:24 IST )

National Waterways Projects


As per The National Waterways Act, 2016, 111 waterways have been declared as National Waterways (NWs) including the five existing NWs. Out of the 111 NWs, NW-1, 2, & 3 are already operational.  Cargo as well as passenger / cruise vessels are plying on these waterways.  DPR for development of NW-4 & 5 were completed in 2010. The DPR of NW 5 was updated in 2014.  For the newly declared 106 NWs, techno-economic feasibility studies have been initiated.  A statement indicating the approximate length of each of the 111 NWs is given below: .

 

Sl. No

 

National Waterways

Approximate Length (Km.)

State

1.

National Waterway-1

1620

UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal

2.

National Waterway-2

891

Assam

3.

National Waterway-3

365

Kerala

4.

National Waterway-4

2890

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telanagana

5.

National Waterway-5

588

Odisha, West Bengal

6.

National Waterway-6

71

Assam

7.

National Waterway-7

96

West Bengal

8.

National Waterway-8

28

Kerala

9.

National Waterway-9

38

Kerala

10.

National Waterway-10

45

Maharashtra

11.

National Waterway-11

98

Maharashtra

12.

National Waterway-12

5.5

UP

13.

National Waterway-13

11

Tamil Nadu

14.

National Waterway-14

49

Odisha

15.

National Waterway-15

137

West Bengal

16.

National Waterway-16

121

Assam

17.

National Waterway-17

191

HP & Punjab

18.

National Waterway-18

73

Assam

19.

National Waterway-19

68

UP

20.

National Waterway-20

94

Tamil Nadu

21.

National Waterway-21

139

Telangana Karnataka

22.

National Waterway-22

156

Odisha

23.

National Waterway-23

56

Odisha

24.

National Waterway-24

60

 UP

25

National Waterway-25

33

Goa

26

National Waterway-26

53

J&K & Punjab

27

National Waterway-27

17

Goa

28

National Waterway-28

45

Maharashtra

29

National Waterway-29

135

West Bengal

30

National Waterway-30

114

Assam

31

National Waterway-31

110

Assam

32

National Waterway-32

63

Assam

33

National Waterway-33

61

Assam

34

National Waterway-34

130

West Bengal

35

National Waterway-35

113

West Bengal

36

National Waterway-36

121

West Bengal

37

National Waterway-37

300

Bihar & UP

38

National Waterway-38

62

Assam & West Bengal

39

National Waterway-39

49

Meghalaya

40

National Waterway-40

340

Bihar & UP

41

National Waterway-41

112

Karnataka

42

National Waterway-42

518

UP

43

National Waterway-43

10

Karnataka

44

National Waterway-44

64

West Bengal

45

National Waterway-45

650

Haryana, Punjab & Rajasthan

46

National Waterway-46

35

J&K

47

National Waterway-47

131

West Bengal

48

National Waterway-48

590

Rajasthan & Gujarat

49

National Waterway-49

110

J&K

50

National Waterway-50

43

Meghalaya & Assam

51

National Waterway-51

23

Karnataka

52

National Waterway-52

54

Karnataka

53

National Waterway-53

145

Maharashtra

54

National Waterway-54

86

UP & Bihar

55

National Waterway-55

364

Tamil Nadu

56

National Waterway-56

23

Jharkhand

57

National Waterway-57

46

Assam

58

National Waterway-58

236

Bihar

59

National Waterway-59

28

Kerala

60

National Waterway-60

77

West Bengal

61

National Waterway-61

28

Meghalaya

62

National Waterway-62

100

Assam

63

National Waterway-63

327

Rajasthan

64

National Waterway-64

425

Odisha

65

National Waterway-65

81

West Bengal

66

National Waterway-66

248

Gujarat

67

National Waterway-67

94

Karnataka

68

National Waterway-68

41

Goa

69

National Waterway-69

5

Tamil Nadu

70

National Waterway-70

242

Maharashtra,  &Telangana

71

National Waterway-71

27

Goa

72

National Waterway-72

60

Maharashtra

73

National Waterway-73

227

Gujarat

74

National Waterway-74

78

Karnataka

75

National Waterway-75

141

Tamil Nadu

76

National Waterway-76

23

Karnataka

77

National Waterway-77

20

Tamil Nadu

78

National Waterway-78

265

Maharashtra & Telangana

79

National Waterway-79

29

Andhra Pradesh

80

National Waterway-80

125

Tamil Nadu

81

National Waterway-81

35

Bihar

82

National Waterway-82

72

Assam

83

National Waterway-83

31

Maharashtra

84

National Waterway-84

42

HP & J&K

85

National Waterway-85

31

Maharashtra

86

National Waterway-86

72

West Bengal

87

National Waterway-87

212

Gujarat

88

National Waterway-88

14

Goa

89

National Waterway-89

46

Maharashtra

90

National Waterway-90

29

Karnataka

91

National Waterway-91

52

Maharashtra

92

National Waterway-92

26

West Bengal

93

National Waterway-93

62

Meghalaya

94

National Waterway-94

160

Bihar

95

National Waterway-95

111

Assam

96

National Waterway-96

314

Jharkhand, West Bengal & Odisha

97

National Waterway-97 (Sunderbans)

654

West Bengal

98

National Waterway-98

377

Punjab & HP

99

National Waterway-99

64

Tamil Nadu

100

National Waterway-100

436

Maharashtra &  Gujarat

101

National Waterway-101

42

Nagaland

102

National Waterway-102

86

Mizoram

103

National Waterway-103

73

 UP

104

National Waterway-104

230

Telangana, Karnataka & AP

105

National Waterway-105

16

Karnataka

106

National Waterway-106

20

Meghalaya

107

National Waterway-107

45

Tamil Nadu

108

National Waterway-108

53

UP

109

National Waterway-109

164

Maharashtra & Telangana

110

National Waterway-110

1089

Haryana, UP & Delhi

111

National Waterway-111

50

Goa

 

 

Prior to undertaking any developmental activities on NWs, a Techno-Economic Feasibility Study is conducted which inter-alia, includes, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).  Based on these study reports, necessary mitigation measures are taken up as per extant rules and regulation.  The extent, scope and expenditure on development of these NWs will be known after completion of these studies. 

 

As per RITES Report of 2014 on “Integrated National Waterways Transportation Grid (INWTG)” the cost comparison between Inland Water Transport (IWT) mode and other mode of surface transport like rail and road is as below:

Mode

Freight ( Rs/TKm )

Taxes

Total Rs / TKm

 Railways

1.36

3.71%

1.41

 Highways

2.50

3.09%

2.58

 IWT

1.06

Nil

1.06

 

 

        

 

 

The significant cost saving shows that the promotion of inland water transport (IWT) would have positive impact on the overall logistics cost.

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Shipping, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

 

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UM/NP/AC

 

 


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