Govt gives green signal to cruise shipping on two sectors

In a major boost to cruise shipping in the country, the Union Government allowed operation of cruise services by a Malaysian cruise liner on two sectors – Mumbai to Lakshadweep (Kadmat island) and Mumbai to Goa –which are expected to start operations by October this year. The Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Ministry conveyed its `no objection’ for cruise operation, setting into motion the launch of the service.