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134.61 million tonnes Transportation of Goods through Waterways 

The total quantity of cargo transported on National Waterways (NWs) since 2008-09 upto January, 2018 is 134.61 million tonnes. There has been a gradual increase in the overall quantity of cargo transported on NWs in the last few years. The year wise details are given below­­: –

Cargo transported on National Waterways (NWs)

(in Million Tonnes)

YEAR NW-1 NW-2 NW-3 NWs in  Goa# NWs in Maharashtra# Total
2008-09 1.35 2.18 0.77 4.30
2009-10 1.81 2.11 0.67 4.59
2010-11 1.87 2.16 0.89 4.92
2011-12 3.31 2.41 1.34 7.06
2012-13   2.72   2.43   1.24    6.39
2013-14 3.35 2.48 1.07 6.90
2014-15 5.05 0.52 0.97 6.54
2015-16 6.24 0.60 1.06 7.90
2016-17 4.62 0.61 1.03 15.65 33.29 55.20
2017-18* 2.49 0.48 0.38 6.3 21.16 30.81
Grand Total 134.61

*Till January, 2018

# Inland Waterways in Goa and Maharashtra were declared as “National Waterways” under the National Waterways Act, 2016 with effect from 12th April, 2016.

This information is given by the Minister of State for Ministry of Shipping Shri PonRadhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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