PM Modi to inaugurate ‘New Dry Dock’ and ‘International Ship Repair Facility' at CSL

With other projects, he will also inaugurate the New Dry Dock which is built at a cost of about Rs 1,800 crore at the existing premises of CSL, Kochi.

PM Modi to inaugurate ‘New Dry Dock’ and ‘International Ship Repair Facility' at CSL

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his visit to Andhra Pradesh and Kerala on 16th-17th January 2024 is going to inaugurate projects worth more than Rs 4,000 crore in Kochi, in a step to transform India's port, Shipping, and waterways sector.

On 16th January he will reach Palasamudram, Sri Sathya Sai District in Andhra Pradesh to inaugurate the new campus of the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics (NACIN). Prime Minister will also interact with Officer Trainees of the 74th and 75th batches of Indian Revenue Service (Custom & Indirect Taxes) as well as officer trainees of the Royal Civil Service of Bhutan. 

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With other projects, he will also inaugurate the New Dry Dock which is built at a cost of about Rs 1,800 crore at the existing premises of CSL, Kochi.

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This is a flagship project reflecting New India's engineering prowess. This one-of-a-kind 310-meter-long stepped dry dock, with a width of 75/60 meters, depth of 13 meters and a draught of up to 9.5 metres, is one of the largest marine infrastructures in the region. 

The New Dry Dock project features heavy ground loading which will position India with advanced capabilities to handle strategic assets like future aircraft carriers up to 70,000T displacement as well as large commercial vessels, thus eliminating India's dependency on foreign nations for emergency national requirements.

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