‘Ferry service to Sri Lanka proposed under Rs. 10cr budget’

Under the Sagarmala scheme, the government is planning to launch a ferry service between Karaikal Port and Kankesanthurai Port in Sri Lanka this year, Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy told the Assembly on August 22.  Presenting the Budget of Rs 10,696.61 crore for 2022-23, Rangasamy also said that under the Sagarmala scheme, it was proposed to commence commercial cargo handling operation in Puducherry Port in association with Chennai Port Trust this year. “It is proposed to invite EoI from firms for operating passenger and cargo ship and promoting other allied activities in Puducherry Port,” he said.