Old Goa and Panjim will soon be connected by ferry and cruise: Mandavia

New Delhi, May 30 (UNI) Minister of State for Ports, Navigation and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya at the inauguration of the second floating jetty in Old Goa practically on the day of the State of Goa on Sunday announced that Panjim and Old Goa would be connected by ferry and cruise services.

Expressing hope that Old Goa’s floating jetty will be a game-changer for Goa’s tourism sector, he added that the jetty will provide safe and hassle-free transportation for tourists.

Concrete floating piers have many advantages over fixed piers and the cost is about 1/5 of the price of the fixed pier. Likewise, they are faster to build and install, easier to use and the lifespan of this floating jetty is up to 50 years. They can be increased in size or reduced depending on changes in user needs or changes in the hydrographic profile of the jetty site.

The Center had approved the establishment of two floating concrete piers on the Mondovi River (NW-68) to connect Old Goa and Panjim. This is the second floating jetty built on the Mondovi River (NW-68).

Previously, the first pier located at Captain of Ports in Panjim in Goa was inaugurated by the Minister of Ports, Navigation and Waterways in the presence of the Chief Minister of Goa on February 21 last year in Panjim.

Wishing the people on Goa State Day, Mandavia said the center, along with the state government, is committed to the development of the state. He also said that the port of Murmugaon has also contributed significantly to the development of the state.

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Union Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik and Goa Government Minister of Ports Michael Lobo were also present on the occasion.

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