Water Transportation Division



NATPAC has been actively involved in many projects in the field of Water Transportation.  NATPAC has undertaken consultancy and research works for various local bodies and Government departments and agencies like Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Tourism Department, Varkala Development Authority, Bakel Resort Development Corporation, Infrastructure Kerala Ltd (INKEL) etc.  The division is equipped with modern survey equipments like echo sounder, GPS etc. for carrying out the field investigation.   

Thrust Area Of Water Transportation Division is

  • Inland Water Transport studies

  • Waterway/Canal development

  • Rehabilitation of existing waterways

  • Fairway design & navigational aids

  • Hydrographic Surveys

  • Accident related studies

  • Economics of waterways

  • Environmental studies related to waterways

  • Database on waterways & Navigable canals

  • Carrying Capacity studies

  • Design of navigational safety standards

  • IWT operation

  • Environmental Impact studies

  • Training and manpower development in IWT sector

  • Port and Harbour related works

  • Inter-modal transportation




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