Sea Route Connectivity Between Trivandrum and Chennai Soon- Says Centre

Centre had given a proposal for a joint venture with state governments for the water transport corporation initiative.

It may seem like an ambitious plan but the central government is actually considering a waterway connecting Trivandrum and Chennai. It was announced by Union Minister of State for Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari. He said that Central government was planning for an inland waterway transport project between Trivandrum and Chennai via Kanyakumari and Nagapattinam.

The Central government was planning for an inland waterway transport project between Trivandrum and Chennai via Kanyakumari and Nagapattinam.

The minister was speaking to reporters after inaugurating five new facilities including a new container terminal and a railway line at Kamarajar Port The minister said that the Centre had given a proposal for a joint venture with state governments for the water transport corporation initiative. he corporation will ferry services connecting Chennai with Kanyakumari and Trivandrum.

Our stakeholder port will invest more than Rs 200 crore as equity and formulate a joint venture company for starting water transport from Kanyakumari to Chennai and also from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari and Chennai. Even we can go up to Mumbai and Goa,” he said to Times of India.

The coastal districts in these areas will get excellent connectivity. “Our policy is to give the highest priority for water transport, “the minister added.

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