A total of 111 waterways have been declared as National Waterways under the National Waterways Act, 2016. Out of these 111 NWs, NWs-1, 2 and 3 are operational with cargo and passenger vessels are moving on them. Development works under Phase-I have commenced on NW-4 in 2017. National waterways development are based on Detailed Project Reports prepared. The Government has sanctioned preparation of DPR for development of NW-5, including Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the construction of weirs or barrages with navigational locks and check dams between Pankapal and Paradip or Dhamra (Phase-I).