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Krishnapatnam Port has become authorized immigration check post

The Government of India has notified Krishnapatnam Seaport in South Andhra Pradesh as an authorized Immigration Check Post with effect from February this year for entry into/ exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh L. Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

The Port sources told Sagar sandesh that the move will help the ship crew to board and deboard after completing their job contracts  or get off the ship for vacaqtions. Shreyas shipping a leader in coastal shipping has made the Krishnapatnam port as its base from where its vessels will operate throughout the country.

The decision will also give a fillip to the cruise shipping industry in Andhra Pradesh Government had chosen Mumbai, Mormugoa, Cochin and Chennai ports for promoting cruise tourism. Krishnapatnam being close to Chennai could also be the landing point for tourists. Chennai accounts for the largest number international tourists visiting India.

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