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India-Sri Lanka ferry service gets Cabinet approval

[Hindu, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 20:21 No Comment]

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the proposal for a passenger ferry service between India and Sri Lanka that will strengthen economic and cultural ties.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed soon between India and Sri Lanka for providing a joint mechanism for passenger transportation between the two countries, said G.K. Vasan, Union Minister of Shipping in New Delhi.

According to a release, it is proposed to start the passenger ferry service initially between Tuticorin and Colombo and subsequently extend it to other destinations, namely Rameswaram and Thalaimannar. The Ministry of Shipping directed the Tuticorin Port Trust for the creation of infrastructure for the commencement of the service.

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