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Inland Waterways Transport (IWT)

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Inland waterways is defined as a stretch of water, not part of the sea, over which craft of a carrying capacity not less than 50 tonnes can navigate when normally loaded. This term covers both navigable rivers and lakes (natural water-courses, whether or not they have been improved for navigation purposes) and canals (waterways constructed primarily for the purpose of navigation). The length of rivers and canals is measured in mid channel and length of lakes, as well as lagoons, is counted as the length between the most distant points between which the transport is performed. An inland waterway forming a common frontier between two countries is reported by both. Inland water transport craft is the craft that having a minimum carrying capacity of 20 tonnes.
Chief Data Officer
Name: Shri M.M. Hasija
Adviser (Statistics)
Ministry/State/Department: Ministry of Shipping
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108 Transport Research Wing, IDA Building, Jamnagar House, New Delhi