Features of waterways in India are:
- India has been one of the seafaring countries.
- Sea men sailed far and near; carrying and spreading Indian commerce and culture.
- Waterways are the cheapest means of transport.
- They are most suitable for carrying heavy and bulky goods over long distance.
- It is fuel-efficient and environment friendly mode of transport.
- 9.5% of the country’s trade volume is moved by sea.