By contrast in india only 0 15 per cent of domestic surface transport is accounted for by iwt compared with 68 per cent for road and 30 per cent for rail if you search web for maps of our inland waterways hardly you will get any thing. Below are the maps of 5 declared national highways and brief information about them.
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Inland waterways map of india. These long waterways are provides a good mode of transport across the cities as well as towns like backwaters of kerala canals in gujarat and few waterways in goa west bengal and assam. The nw network covers around 20 275 5 km. Nw 1 2 3 are already operational.
Out of the 111 nws 106 were created in 2016. India has a wide network of inland waterways which consist of rivers backwaters canals and creeks. The 6 inland national waterways of india india has a large network of water bodies in the form of rivers lakes canals and backwaters.
There are 111 officially notified inland national waterways nws in india identified for the purposes of inland water transport as per the national waterways act 2016. The overall navigable length is 14500 km. The trial run on a new river route from daudkandi in bangladesh to sonamura in tripura started recently.
Inland waterways in india major inland waterways by inland waterways authority of india iwai inland waterway 1 allahabad haldia stretch of ganga bhagirathi hooghly river system inland waterway 2 sadiya dhubri stretch of the brahmaputra river assam inland waterway 3 kottapuram kollam stretch of the west coast canal champakara canal and udyogmandal canal kerala inland waterway 4 kakinada. Inland waterways authority of india iwai is the legal authority in charge of the waterways in india and was created by the govt. Distance covered will be 93 km through river gumti or gomati.
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