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Development of Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai Sea Route

The Ministry of Shipping is in the process of developing jetties and terminals for development of coastal and inland water routes for passenger and cargo transportation.

The state governments have been requested to submit proposals for construction of jetties etc under the   scheme.  The Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned construction of jetties at Cuddalore Port (Berth-1), coastal berth at Cuddalore Port (Berth-2) and extension of passenger berthing facility at Kanyakumari Port in Tamil Nadu on the recommendation of the government of Tamil Nadu. 

The information was given by Minster of State for Shipping and Road Transport and Highways, Mansukh L. Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on July 18.


Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced a sum of Rs 200 crores for development of a sea route for conducting passenger ferry service between Chennai and Tiruvananthapuram.


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