Status: The government has declared 111 waterways as National Waterways (NW) to make our rivers an economical mode of transport; five of these waterways were anyway operational before May 2019. Post the feasibility study, 26 more waterways were found viable for transportation, of which development has been taken up in 20 waterways. Other key steps include Jal Marg Vikas Projects; the Multimodal terminal at Varanasi, Sahibganj and Haldi; the world’s longest river cruise MV Ganga Vilas; and Ro-Ro services. i ii iii