Development Of Eight New National Waterways
The Government has commenced work on the development of eight new National Waterways; their details and operational status is given below.
|Declared Stretch of NW||Status|
|1. River Barak (NW-16): Bhanga – Lakhipur Stretch of 121 km.||Under Phase-1, the stretch between Silchar to Bhanga (71 km) has been taken up for development. The waterway is operational with limited infrastructure facility.|
|2. River Gandak (NW-37): Bhaisalotan Barrage near TriveniGhat to the confluence with Ganga river at Hajipur (296 km)in Bihar and UP.||Development works have commenced from Ganga confluence to Bagaha Bridge (250 km approx.) stretch of NW-37 under Phase-1.|
Waterways in Goa
3. NW-27-Cumberjua – confluence with Zuari to confluence with Mandovi river (17 km)
4. NW 68 – Mandovi– Usgaon Bridge to Arabian Sea (41 km)
5. NW 111 – Zuari– Sanvordem Bridge to Marmugao Port (50 km).
|Development works for expansion/ setting up of floating jetties and upgradation/ installation of navigational aids is underway. NWs of Goa are operational.|
| 6. Alappuzha – Kottayam – Athirampuzha Canal (NW-9): Boat Jetty, Alappuzha to Athirampuzha (38 km) in Kerala.||Development work in the Alappuzha-Kottayam stretch has commenced under Phase-1 for cargo movement. The waterway is already operational for ferry services. |
|7. River Rupnarayan (NW-86): Confluence of Dwarkeshwar and Silai rivers (Pratappur) to confluence with Hooghly river (Geonkhali) (72 km) in West Bengal.||Approximately 34 kms between Geonkhali to Kolaghat stretch has been taken up for development under Phase-I.|
|8. Sunderbans Waterways (NW-97): Namkhana to AtharaBankiKhal & 13 connected rivers (654 km) in West Bengal.||Phase-I development work of this waterway from Namkhana to AtharaBankiKhal (172 km) has been taken up. The waterway is already operational under Indo-Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) route.|