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The Shipping Project at Andaman Nicobar Island features, foundation stone detail



Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari set-up the foundation stone for The Shipping Project at Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Island

Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari set-up the foundation stone for 4 National Highways projects worth Rs 1121 Cr and several shipping projects worth Rs 200 Cr in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

This foundation stone project at events held at Port Blair (Diglipur and Baratang) during the two minister's  two-day visit to the Union Territory.

The Shiping Project including Extension of New Dry Dock (Port Blair), Alternate Sea Route to Baratang (Island), the project has been completed at a cost of Rs 45.16 Cr.

It aims to improve connectivity of the island from Port Blair, reduce traffic on the route that passes through the Jarawa Tribal Reserve and thus promote tourism without disturbing the tribal areas.

Extension of Wharf in Hope Town, Port Blair by 200 meters. It is expected to cost about Rs 17.49 Cr.

It would be used by Indian Oil Corporation for discharging LPG and other petroleum products.

The extension of jetty would allow berthing of bigger vessels of upto160 meter length and higher capacity.

This will help in increasing availability of LPG cylinders in the area while reducing logistic costs.


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