On June 1, 2010, under Indian Ports Act, 1908, govt declared Port Blair as 13th major port in India Port Blair may soon "officially" lose the tag of a major port, granted to it seven years ago, as the central government is of the view that executing a big-size port at that location is not feasible due to lack of container traffic. The Ministry of Shipping had engaged a consultant to ascertain whether the declaration of Port Blair as a major port would be a feasible option. According to a ... Rediff.com, 19 hours ago
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Several agencies like Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, Goa Police besides Goa Coastal Security Intelligence Agencies, Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), Ports Administration Department, CISF and Customs will be taking part in the exercise.DNA, 2 weeks ago
A task force, under the chairmanship of the secretary (tourism), with the secretary (shipping) as co-chairperson, has been constituted to promote cruise tourism in the country, reports Megha Manchanda. IMAGE: The world's largest cruise ship, Harmony Of The Seas. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters. After tasting success at its maiden cruise holiday venture at the Mumbai port, the ministry of shipping has planned to extend this tourism initiative to other destinations in the country by ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
As Goa gets set to host a series of Carnival float parades, renowned musicianRoque Tome Fernandes has been selected as King Momo for this year's edition of the popular festival in the coastal state. A committee, constituted by Goa Tourism Department, today ...Business Standard, 2 months ago
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