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Decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat will convert into a floating museum. The decision was approved by the Maharashtra Cabinet chaired by CM Devendra Fadnavis on 3rd November 2018.
The INS Viraat floating museum project is budgeted at Rs. 852 crores and will be implemented through public-private-partnership (PPP).
This initiative is aimed at making the new generation familiar with the glorious history of INS Viraat. It will also enable the tourists to see the diverse aquatic life and experience sky-diving, sailing and other thrilling sporting activities.
The INS Viraat aircraft carrier will be housed on a concrete foundation near Nivati Rocks in Sindhudurg in Konkan region of Maharashtra.
Indian Naval Ship 'INS Viraat' is the world’s oldest aircraft carrier, being commissioned into the Indian Navy, which was bought in 1986 and recommissioned it a year later.
At present, INS Viraat is at Mumbai’s Naval dockyard after its decommissioning in March 2017.
Governor: C. Vidyasagar Rao
Chief Minister: Devendra Fadnavis
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