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
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.