Karnataka: Way cleared for Fishing port extention
Mangalore, May 10: The major hurdle delaying the expansion of the fishing port at old port here has been cleared following the decision taken by the state port department to hand over the required land for the third stage expansion work to Karnataka fisheries department at the old fisheries port here.
According to sources at the port, the Karnataka Department of Ports, had agreed to hand over the required land measuring 700 mts by 40 mts from the Warf of the second stage of the port to creek near Hoigebazar.
A letter had also been handed over to the fisheries department on the decision taken to hand over the required land by the port to the fisheries department, the sources said adding that a letter had also been submitted to the central government for conducting survey and feasibility report of the expansion project of the fisheries port. A team from the Centre was also expected soon, the sources said.
The sources said that the fisheries department had submitted a proposal for the third phase expansion of the fisheries port about two years back to the state government at an estimated cost of Rs 70 crore to facilitate anchoring for 800 fisheries boats at the fisheries port.
At present, there were a total of 1900 boats which were operating in the port having a total Warf length of 600 mts. The central team which was expected here for conducting the survey work would prepare the economic viability and cost of the project, the sources adding that the completion of the third phase of the project would ease the congestion of the space for anchoring the boats.