Water transport being economical as well as eco-friendly mode of transport, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways under Sagamala programme has undertaken Ro-Ro/Ro-Pax projects across several routes. State wise details of completed and proposed infrastructure projects for Ro-Ro & Ro-Pax ferry under Sagarmala Programme are annexed.

State      Project Completed Under Implementation Under Development Grand Total
Maharashtra 5 13 20 38
Goa 1 13 14
Andhra Pradesh 1 8 9
Tamil Nadu 3 3
Gujarat 1 1 2
Odisha 2 2
Karnataka 1 1
Kerala 1 1
West Bengal 1 1
Grand Total 7 14 50 71

Based on the outcome of techno economic feasibility and Detailed Projects Reports (DPRs) prepared for National Waterways (NWs), 23 NWs have been found to be viable for cargo and passenger movement and 2 NWs have been found to be viable for tourism purpose. Development of these NWs and integrating them with the coastal routes will enhance the economic development of the country.

This information was given by Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Shantanu Thakur in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.