The first of these proposed national waterways passes through Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The second one is entirely in Assam but is connected with Haldia and Kolkata ports through the waterways in Bangladesh. The third one is in Orissa and West Bengal. Mr Baalu was speaking at the fifth meeting of the consultative committee of road transport and highways. The model share of inland water transport is targeted to be increased from the below 1% currently to at least 2% in the next 10 years.