Ferry service to Puducherry, 3 cities from Chennai quickly | Chennai Information

CHENNAI: Folks travelling to coastal cities in Tamil Nadu can quickly board a ship from Chennai because the Chennai Port Belief is planning to introduce ferry companies to Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Puducherry and Karaikal.
The belief has invited Expression of Curiosity (EOI) for working roll-on-roll-off passenger ship (Ro-Pax) service to the 4 cities with long run plan to ferry passenger vessels, together with cruise companies, to totally different components of the nation and neighbouring Sri Lanka.
The announcement comes after a web based assembly between Chennai Port Belief authorities and stakeholders for working vessels. The EOI goals to organize the best way ahead for potential operators to launch the ability from Chennai port as ‘residence port’.
Personal operators who’re desirous of providing the service should personal or lease ferries/ vessels and should mobilise personal funds for the undertaking.
Metropolis port won’t make investments, will supply its infra for undertaking
Chennai port won’t make investments or contribute any fund for the undertaking besides providing its present infrastructure and services, the EoI stated.
By the scheme, the Chennai Port Belief is planning to make use if its devoted ‘cruise facilitation centre’ that handles cruise and passenger vessels. Earlier than the onset of Covid-19, the port dealt with a median of 5 worldwide cruises and 27 passenger vessels to Port Blair in a yr.
Chennai Port Belief chairman P Raveendran stated the ferry service can even embody cruise ships and Sri Lanka was a potential worldwide vacation spot for companies from Chennai. “Dredging is occurring in Puducherry and Cuddalore ports, which might assist ferry service operation. We have already got a port in Karaikal,” he stated.
A video-conference meet with operators within the undertaking has been deliberate on Monday.

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