Passenger ferry service from Nagapattinam to Kankesanthurai starts soon

The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) is to commence high speed passenger ferry service from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu to Kankesanthurai (KKS) in Sri Lanka.

The ferry service is likely to commence operations from October first week onwards.

Sources in Shipping Corporation of India told IANS that the high speed ferry service will cover 60 nautical miles distance and commence operation from Nagapattinam port.

Tamil Nadu Maritime Board and the Indian Ministry of Port, Shipping and Waterways are joining hands to execute the project.

Sources in state Maritime Board informed IANS that the port channel is being dredged. A passenger terminal will soon be set up at the Nagapattinam port.

Tamil Nadu Minister for Ports, E. Velu told IANS that the service would be beneficial to the health, education and tourism of Sri Lankans including Tamils of Sri Lanka.

He also said that the cultural exchange and economics in Tamil Nadu Delta districts will also improve due to this.


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