Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Shipping
08-December-2011 14:30 IST
Barak River Proposed to be Declared as National Waterway-6
The first 3 National Waterways as well as Indo-Bangladesh Protocol route for Transit and Trade are being used presently for commercial operations. Waterways in Mumbai and Goa are also being used for commercial operation.

National Waterway-4 (canal connecting Kakinada and Puducherry alongwith rivers Godavari & Krishna in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Union Territory of Puducherry), National Waterway-5 (East Coast Canal alongwith river Brahmani and Mahanadi delta Rivers in the states of West Bengal and Odisha) are proposed to be developed for commercial operations in the near future. River Barak in Assam is also proposed to be declared as National Waterway-6 and thereafter it will be developed with infrastructure facilities for commercial operations.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Shipping, Shri Mukul Roy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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