The National Waterway has been declared a National Waterway including the five existing NWs given below.
Water transportation is the intentional movement of water over a large distance. Method of transportation falls into three categories.
- Aqueducts, which include pipelines, canals, tunnels, and brides
- Contain shipment, which includes transport by tank, truck, can, and tank ship
- Towing, where a tagoat is used to pull an iceberg or large water bag along behind it.
|NW 1||Allahabad to Haldia on Ganga River||1620 km|
|NW 2||Sadia to Dhubri on Brahmaputra river||891 km|
|NW 3||Kollam to Kottapuram (along Champakara and Udyogmandal Canal)||168 km|
|NW 4||Kakinada to Marak-Kanam along Godavari and Krishna river||1095 km|
|NW 5||Mangalgarhi to paradeep and Telcher to Dhamara along Mahandi and Brahmini||623 km|
|NW 6||Lakhipur to Bhange||121 km|