Project : Execution of Development Scheme in the Stretch between Thiruvanmiyur and Kalpakkam of NW-4 in Tamil Nadu
Document : Feasibility Report
Introduction and Background
India has an extensive network for rivers, lakes and canals, which if developed for
shipping and navigation, can provide an efficient network of inland water transportation.
An optimal mix of road, rain and inland waterway transport will provide an efficient
transport infrastructure that is flexible and cost effective. India has inland waterways
with a navigable length of 14,544 km, out of which only 37% (5,700 km) is currently
used for navigation by mechanized vessels. Among these navigable waterways, five
have been declared as National Waterways.