Sandy seaside emerges on Puducherry’s south coast- The New Indian Specific

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PUDUCHERRY: A sandy seaside is rising as soon as once more alongside Puducherry city’s seafront on the southern aspect due to the synthetic nourishment taken up by the port division. The mission has revived goals of a protracted seaside alongside the city’s famed shoreline.

Following the laying of basis stone for Puducherry Port Growth beneath Sagarmala scheme by Prime minister Narendra Modi on February 25, dredging of the mouth of harbour and the channel to the port was taken up. The eliminated sand is being dumped on the ocean entrance close to Goubert Statue and now, a slim stretch of sandy seaside is seen for a couple of kilometre, from the purpose of sand dumping to the Gandhi Statue space. 

The contract is for dredging a complete of seven.3 lakh cubic metres of sand over a interval of 1 yr to make the port navigable, mentioned officers of the Port Division. The outlay for the mission is `27.45 crore funded by the Ministry of Transport.

Round 5.1 lakh cubic metres of sand which might be dredged from the “sand entice” on the mouth of the harbour could be dumped alongside the 3-4 km stretch of the coast, the place rocks have been dumped to forestall erosion. At current, it’s dumped close to Goubert statue, and step by step additional northwards close to Gandhi statue, mentioned the official.

Puducherry has been dealing with issues of abrasion ever for the reason that sandy seaside step by step vanished following the development of New Port in 1989. Repeatedly, a number of initiatives had been taken to deliver again the sand for safeguarding the city from cyclones and tsunamis, as effectively present berthing amenities to fishermen and stop sea water intrusion.

Already, on the northern aspect of the coast, a protracted seaside was shaped as a part of the nation’s first experimental Seaside Restoration mission (BRP) after sinking of a wedge-shaped synthetic reef close to the Chief Secretariat. 

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