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Key Issues & Challenges for Inland Water Transportation Network in India


Praveen S , James College of Engineering & Technology; Jegan J, University College of Engineering, Ramanathapuram


Inland Water, Navigation, Transportation, National Waterways


The authors explore transport and trade as two broad service sectors of inland water resources. An attempt is made to find out the key issues and challenges from this sector with the evolving understanding of Indian inland water transportation system. The paper explains the background of inland water transport sector in India along with the discussion of issues and challenges faced by the same. The authors state that co-operation and co-ordination between inter-state governments is a strategic element to expand the network of inland water transport system in India beyond state boundaries. Conclusively, the prospect of inland navigation looks promising, wherein issues on infrastructural gaps and institutional support are addressed suitably.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I100548
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 10
Publication Date: 01/01/2016
Page(s): 653-658

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