Eight Floating Jetty projects 4 each in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Sanctioned

Eight Floating Jetty projects 4 each in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Sanctioned
In order to improve the nation’s socioeconomic and regulatory environment, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways has promoted a variety of reforms and initiatives in the maritime sector as part of the Sagarmala Programme. One of the Ministry’s main goals is to advance and create an ecosystem of floating jetties, which, when compared to fixed jetties, offers a lot of benefits such being more ecologically friendly, lasting longer, and having a modular design.
The Ministry has given in-principle approval to 4 more projects under the Sagarmala programme, bringing the total number of floating jetty projects in Karnataka to 11. These projects, which will be used for tourism, are mostly situated on the Gurupura and Netravati rivers. Thannir Bhavi Church, Bangra Kuluru, Kulur Bridge, and Jappina Mogaru NH bridge are the additional locations.
In addition, four floating jetty projects in Tamil Nadu have received preliminary permission from the Ministry. The Agni Thertham and Villoondi Theertham projects are situated near Rameshwaram, a revered spiritual destination in India. Moreover, Cuddalore and Kanyakumari initiatives provide services to visitors to these prestigious tourist locations.
These initiatives will help provide tourists with hassle-free, safer transportation while also fostering the overall growth and improvement of the coastal region.
The installation of these jetties will significantly advance the socioeconomic development of these regions in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and open up new channels for water-related tourism and regional trade, creating more employment opportunities for the local population, said Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal. “Our Hon’ble PM lays high emphasis on providing strong connectivity, which is essential for building a developed India,” he said.