With respect to National Waterways in India, consider the following statements:

  1. National Waterway-1 crosses maximum number of states in comparison to other National Waterways
  2. Both National Waterway-1 and National Waterway-2 are on Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system
  3. Proposed National Waterway-6 would be shortest in length

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

National Waterway-1: Allahabad-Haldia stretch of the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river (Total length-1620 km) in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal 
National Waterway-2: Sadiya-Dhubri stretch of the Brahmaputra river (Total length-891 km) in the state of Assam 
National Waterway-3: Kollam-Kottapuram stretch of West Coast Canal and Champakara and Udyogmandal canals (Total length-205 km) in the state of Kerala 
National Waterway-4: (Total length-1027 km) in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry
National Waterway-5: (Total length- 588 km) in the states of West Bengal and Odisha 
National Waterway-6: National Waterways 6 is a proposed waterway between Lakhipur and Bhanga of the Barak River with a length of 121 km. This was announced in Buget 2013-2014.

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