Ministry of Shipping has approved the Revised Cost estimate of Rs. 123.95 crore for the project “Extension of Dry Dock-II at a marine dockyard including supply, installation and commissioning of Dry Dock Pumps and accessories in Port Blair, South Andaman” for augmenting Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The project envisages extension of existing dock length by 90 meters by August 2021.
Background of Project:
The project “Extension of Dry Dock-II” was sanctioned by the Ministry of Shipping under Central Sector Scheme with an outlay of Rs. 96.24 crores for extending the existing dock by 90 meters in length to accommodate more and bigger vessels. Its stipulated date of completion was 42 months during February 2016.
- This was not only to double the existing capacity of ship repair facilities at Port Blair but also to generate employment opportunities.
- The project work commenced at site on 07.03.2017 but due to some technical changes in the project, there was cost and time overrun. Now, the Ministry of Shipping has now approved the Revised Cost Estimate for an amount of Rs. 123.95 crore.
About Ministry of Shipping:
Minister of State (MoS)- Mansukh Mandaviya
Secretary– Dr. Sanjeev Ranjan
Andaman and Nicobar Island:
Lieutenant Governor– Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi
Capital– Port Blair