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NW 1
The Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system between Haldia (Sagar) & Allahabad (1620 kms) was declared as National Waterway No. Till 2010 IWAI had been maintaining a navigable depth of 2.5 meters between Haldia(Sagar) &Farakka (560 km), 2.0 meters in Farakka Patna (460 Km) and 1.5 meters in Patna Allahabad sector (600Km). At present the waterway is being used by tourism vessels, ODC Carriers, IWAI vessels etc. At present several power companies have initiated action for setting up Thermal Power projects and extensive movement of over dimensional cargo (ODC), imported coal for NTPC projects is planned to operate during the next 5-6 years, while a number of ODC consignments and tourist vessels (Pandaw cruise from Kolkata to Varanasi and VIVADA cruise vessel from Kolkata to Murshidabad) were recorded to have moved through the waterway during 2009-10.

NW 2
The river Brahmaputra having a length of 891 Km between Bangladesh Border to Sadiya was declared as National Waterway no. 2 (NW-2) on 1st September, 1988. Till 2010 IWAI had been maintaining a navigable depth of 2.0 meters between B’Border to Dibrugarh (768 Km) and 1.50 meters in Dibrugarh- Sadiya sector (123 Km). At present the waterway is being used by vessels of Govt of Assam, CIWTC, Border Security Force, tourism vessels, and other private operators. Long cruise tourist vessels are making voyages between Sivsagar near Dibrugarh and Manas wild life sanctuary near Jogighopa continuously.
 
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