India to have cruise shipping policy

A high power Steering Group has been constituted to formulate cruise shipping policy for the promotion of cruise tourism in the country. Tourism Minister Renuka Chowdhury informed the Rajya Sabha that the group had recommended formation of sub-working groups to look into issues like immigration, customs, clearances, quarantine restrictions, identification of ports, infrastructural facilities, connectivity, taxation issues, tourism-related issues and cabotage to develop cruise shipping policy for India.