Monday, February 01, 2016
The Indian Government has said that it will begin work before March for setting up three major ports at Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Maharashtra, Commenting on the issue, Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari told the media, "We will invite tenders before March for setting up three major ports - one at Colachel in Tamil Nadu, one at Sagar in West Bengal and one at Dahanur in Maharashtra." “A note in this regard is pending with the Cabinet and is likely to get cleared next month. The government was also serious to develop 280 light houses and 1,300 islands as tourist attraction,” he added. The Minister further added that he was hopeful of getting Parliament nod on bill to convert 111 rivers across the country into waterways. According to the Minister the work was on full swing to develop 1,620 km of Varanasi to Haldia stretch on Ganga for which the World Bank had already sanctioned Rs 4,200 crore.