Describe any three features of waterways in India.
Advantages/features of using waterways are given below :
(i) Waterways are the cheapest means of transport and most suitable for carrying heavy and bulky goods.
(ii) They are fuel-efficient and environment friendly mode of transport.
(iii) Heavy and bulky goods being exported or imported are easier for trans-shipment from waterways to ships on the coast, as the waterways lead to ports.