National Waterways in India

Posted by naveenpf on 31 March 2016 in English (English). Last updated on 4 April 2016.

Much awaited National Waterway bill has been passed in both houses on Indian parliament. National Waterways Act,2016 has been published in gazette. It time to map all 111 National Waterways across India.

National Waterway map Source:Wikimedia Commons.


  1. National Waterways wiki page :-
  2. Overpass relation :-

English Wikipedia Article created @ List of National Waterways in India

Maritime India Summit 2016, first of its kind is going happen in Mumbai from April 14-16,2016. There is lot focus on inland waterways

Comment from imagico on 31 March 2016 at 08:33

That looks like a good idea. In general waterway mapping in India is already pretty extensive but the big ones are generally poor in terms of riverbank mapping. This especially applies to the NW1 and NW2 here.

One big problem in India is that water levels and therefore the extent of the rivers varies enormously between dry season and monsoon season. Mappers need to be aware of this - otherwise you get results like here:

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