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. India has a wide network of inland waterways which consist of rivers backwaters canals and creeks.
On both sides of it have developed heavy industries which benefit from cheap water transport.
Inland waterways map of india. The rhine is the busiest navigable river of the world. The important inland waterways of europe are. The overall navigable length is 14500 km.
The nw network covers around 20 275 5 km. 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.
Inland canals and waterways. On the other hand germany is having 7 040 km of inland waterways. India has an extensive network of inland waterways in the form of rivers canals backwaters and creeks the total navigable length is 14 500 km 9 000 mi out of which about 5 200 km 3 200 mi of river and 4 000 km 2 500 mi of canal can be used by mechanized crafts.
Below are the maps of 5 declared national highways and brief information about them. Gs prelims and gs ii international relations in news the trial run on a new river route from daudkandi in bangladesh to sonamura in tripura started recently. Out of the 111 nws 106 were created in 2016.
Distance covered will be 93 km through river gumti or. Out of this around 5200 km of river and 4000 km of. Nw 1 2 3 are already operational.
The river is navigable by ocean going steamers of small size. 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. 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.
India bangladesh inland waterways part of. The overall navigable length is 14500 km. We would like to show you a description here but the site won t allow us.
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.