Something went wrong with the connection!

1.6 lakh people visited India for cruise tourism

1.6 lakh people visited India for cruise tourism
August 06
11:26 2018

NEW DELHI: More than 1.6 lakh people visited India for cruise tourism in 2017-2018, Tourism Minister K J Alphons has told the Parliament. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, the minister said a task force on cruise tourism was jointly formed by the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Shipping with representatives of all the major ports and stakeholders for coordinated efforts to create an enabling ecosystem for the development of cruise tourism in India.
The task force meets regularly and the last meeting was held on May 21, he added. “During the year 2017-18, a total of 1, 62,660 cruise passengers visited India at six major ports namely Mumbai Port, Chennai Port, Cochin Port, Kolkata Port, New Mangalore Port and Mormugao Port,” the minister said, adding that during the same period, 139 cruise ships visited these ports.
The Ministry of Tourism had also sanctioned projects worth Rs 106.39 crore for the development of cruise terminal-related infrastructure at the major ports of Goa, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu under the scheme for “Assistance to Central Agencies for Tourism Infrastructure Development”, Alphons said. PTI



Related Articles


Paid Political Advertisement


Ravan Dahan 2018


Please disable your ad blocker to view this site at it’s best, we do not display spam advertisements (Popups & full Page Ads) or any explicit material.
Advertisements serve as a minor source of income for maintaining the website.

Follow us on twiter


Should MJ Akbar resign over sexual harassment charges?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...




Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Subscribe to IndiaPost by Email

Like us on Facebook !

Download Media Kit