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National Waterway No. 3


Features

Date of declaration  February, 1993
NW-3 consists of
West coast canal (Kottapuram - Kollam) 168 km
Udyogmandal canal (Kochi Pathalam bridge) 23 km
Champakara canal  (Kochi - Ambalamugal)  14 km 
Total length 205 km
Sea opening- 4 nos Munambam, Kochi, Kayamkulam and Neendakara
Tidal influence About 0.70 m to 1.00 m  rise during high tide
Obstacles Lock gates at Thanneermukkom, and Thrikunnapuzha
Narrow portions  Alappuzha – Kollam stretch
 

Navigational Aids

˜312 Navigational aids comprising of navigation buoys and solar operated navigation lights and 18 beacon towers have been installed in the entire stretch of NW-3 to facilitate 24 hours navigation.
This is the first National Waterway in the country having 24 hours navigation facilities in the entire stretch.

Capital Dredging

Stretch Total Length Total Shoal Length Shoal dredged Balance shoal to be dredged Cost of work (Rs in Cr) Target date of completion Contactor/ Agency
km
Kochi- Alappuzha 62 10.00 Km  10.00 Km nil NA Work already completed NA
(5.05L-cum (5.05L-cum)
Alappuzha- Kayamkulam 38 20.33Km 6.50Km 13.83Km 27.62 Jan-13 Work awarded and dredging continued
(10.70L-cum) (2.87L-cum) (7.83L-cum)
Kayamkulam-Edapallikotta 21 21.00Km 17.50Km 3.50Km 6.96 Nov-11
(8.14L-cum) (5.06L-cum) (3.08L-cum)
Edapallikotta- Kollam 17 17.00Km 14.67Km 2.33 Km 3.77 Dec-11 Tender under process
(8.39L-cum) (6.00L-cum) (2.05 L-cum)
    20,000 cum (aprox) hard strata  1.8 Dec-11  Pilot project for removal of Hard strata is proposed. Tender is under preparation.
Kottapuram - Kochi 30 18.83Km  14.00Km 4.83Km 2.34 Dec-11 By New Departmental dredger 
(8.05L-cum) (6.60L-cum) (1.45L-cum)
Champakkara and Udyogmandal canal 37 nil nil nil     nil
Total 205 87.16km/  62.67km/ 24.49km/       
40.33L-cum 25.58L-cum 14.75L-cum

Loading Rutile NW3Tourism NW3


Information of Facilities at IWT Terminals in NW 3

Sl. No.  Terminal Location Area acquired(in Hectare) Length & type of jetty Storage Facilities Drinking Water facilities Power supply facilities Mechanical handling equipment facilities Fuell-ing facilities Repair facilities Telephone facilities Status of  approach channel  Status of approach road
1 Kottapuram 0.5823 30 m (RCC Jetty) 200 sqm covered godown & 400 sqm open storage Available Available One 18 t Mobile hydraulic crane & One 3t capacity fork lift Not available Not available Not available  Channel is duly marked with buoys and lights.  Strengthening of existing approach road is in progress.
2 Aluva 1.331 30 m (RCC Jetty) 200 sqm covered godown & 400 sqm open storage NA Available One 18 t Mobile hydraulic crane & One 3t capacity fork lift Not available Not available Not available  Approach channel  is available and duly marked with buoys and lights Approach road is available.
3 Maradu 2.0268 30 m (RCC Jetty) 200 sqm covered godown & 400 sqm open storage Available Available One 18 t Mobile hydraulic crane & One 3t capacity fork lift Not available Not available Available Approach channel  is available and  duly marked with buoys and lights Approach road is available.
4 Vaikkom 0.5184 30 m (RCC Jetty) 200 sqm covered godown & 400 sqm open storage Available Available One 18 t Mobile hydraulic crane & One 3t capacity fork lift Not available Not available Not available  Approach channel  is available and  duly marked with buoys and lights Approach road is available.
5 Thannermukkom 0.917 30 m (RCC Jetty) 200 sqm covered godown & 400 sqm open storage Available Available One 18 t Mobile hydraulic crane & One 3t capacity fork lift Not available Not available Not available  Channel is duly marked with buoys and lights.  Approach road is available.
6 Thrikunnappuzha 0.5057 30 m (RCC Jetty) 200 sqm covered godown & 400 sqm open storage Available Available One 18 t Mobile hydraulic crane & One 3t capacity fork lift Not available Not available Not available  Approach channel  is available and  duly marked with buoys and lights Approach road is available.
7 Kayamkulam 1.6304 30 m (RCC Jetty) 200 sqm covered godown & 400 sqm open storage NA Available One 18 t Mobile hydraulic crane & One 3t capacity fork lift Not available Not available Not available  Channel is duly marked with buoys and lights.  Approach road is available.
8 Kollam (under construction) 0.6208 30 m (RCC Jetty) 200 sqm covered godown & 400 sqm open storage Made available during 2010-11 Made available during 2010-11 One 18 t Mobile hydraulic crane & One 3t capacity fork lift Not available Not available Not available (proposed to be provided during 2010-11 Channel is duly marked with buoys and lights  Road Available Jetty Construction is in progress (likely to be completed by Aug' 10)
9
Alappuzha 2.2277*   *Land is yet to be handed over by State Govt, will be constructed  once the State Govt hand over the land
10
CEPZ 1.2234   it is proposed to consider  after the utilization of the terminals already constructed 
11
Chavra 0.8061   it is proposed to consider  after the utilization of the terminals already constructed.
12
Bolgatty 0.8000 Ro-Ro/Lo-Lo service Container terminal Constructed for Ro-Ro/Lo-Lo barge service. 
13
Willingdon Island 0.5000 Ro-Ro/Lo-Lo service Container terminal Constructed for Ro-Ro/Lo-Lo barge service. 
Aluva Terminal NW3 Kayamkulam terminal NW3 Maradu Terminal NW3 Ro Ro Willington Island terminal NW3

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