A Mini Sethusamudram project is under construction which will facilitate movement of naval vessels to move from Palk Bay to Gulf of Mannar without having to circumnavigate through Sri Lanka.
Through New railway bridge naval vessels could move from Tamil Nadu to Kerala coast
The New railway bridge under construction from Pamban to Rameshwaram by Rail Vikas Nigam limited provides for lift on bridge with 45 meters width through which the naval vessels could move from Tamil Nadu to Kerala coast. The sea below the bridge is being dredged to make available ten meters draft for movement of small vessels Captain Anbarasan of the Tamil Nadu state Maritime board said while addressing the Maritime PPP conclave 2022 at Chennai.
The ferry service between India and Sri Lanka which remains suspended for nearly forty years is being revived with the construction of new passenger jetty between Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi.
The detailed project report for the jetty is being prepared by Indian Institute of technology Madras.
The distance between the proposed jetty on the Indian side and Talaimannar is around 26 nautical miles and boats carrying 250to 300 passengers with 30 knot speed will cover the distance between the two countries within one hour he said.