37 Waterways projects to develop in the next 3 years

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A decision to undertake development of National Waterways (NWs) declared under The National Waterways Act, 2016 is based on Techno Economic Feasibility Study and Detailed Project Report, commissioned on each of them, by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI). This Act has been enforced with effect from 12th April 2016.  It has been decided to undertake development of 37 NWs in the next three years.  Specified stretches of River Sutlej and Beas have been included in the list of declared NWs as NWs No. 17 and 98 respectively. As per a RITES Report of 2014 on “Integrated National Waterways Transportation Grid (INWTG)” the cost comparison between Inland Water Transport (IWT) mode and rail and road transport is given below:

Mode Pre tax freight          (Rs. per tonne km) Post Service tax freight

(Rs. per tonne km)

 Railways 1.36 1.41
 Highways 2.50 2.58
 IWT 1.06 1.06

The significant cost saving shows that the promotion of Inland Water Transport (IWT) would have positive impact on reduction of overall logistics cost. On NW-1 (River Ganga), works have been awarded under the Jal Marg Vikas Project for construction of Multimodal Terminals at Varanasi and Sahibganj and Navigational lock at Farakka and award of work for Multimodal Terminal at Haldia is in the final stage. On NW-2 (River Brahmaputra), Ro-Ro transportation between Dhubri and Hatsingamari has commenced and slipway facilities are being constructed at Pandu. Normal development works are ongoing on NW-3. On NW-4, award for tender for dredging of shoals between Vijaywada and Muktiyala on River Krishna is in the final stage. On NW-5, work for development of fairway in the non-tidal stretch between Erada and Padanipal has been awarded. Tendering for award for projects on the remaining 32 NWs to be undertaken in the next three years will begin from November 2016 and go on till December 2018.

   A State-wise list of 111 NWs declared under the National Waterways Act 2016 is as follows

LIST OF 111 – NATIONAL WATERWAYS

Sl. No

 

National Waterway 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

 

 

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