Guess what? There’s a super cool new place called the International Cruise Terminal at Vizag Port, and it’s about to start working! Today, on September 4, 2023, a really important guy named Sarbananda Sonowal, who takes care of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, is going to open it up in a big celebration at the Visakhapatnam Port Authority.
But that’s not all! They’re not just opening the cruise terminal; they have a bunch of other exciting things happening at the port too. They’re going to show off four big projects today, and all of them together cost a whopping ₹333.56 crore (which is a lot of money!).
The cruise terminal is the star of the show. It’s like a massive parking spot for big passenger ships, and it can hold up to 2,000 passengers on each ship. Imagine all the fun adventures people can have when they visit!
Now, there’s also a huge storage shed they’re opening in a place called R-11. This shed can hold a mind-boggling 84,000 tons of stuff! It’s meant to help keep the air clean by keeping all the cargo safe and tidy.
They’re also sprucing up one of the spots where ships park, and they’ll finish fixing up the rest by October 31, 2024. Lastly, they’re making a big parking area for trucks that’s as big as 20 football fields! This will make it super easy to move things in and out of the port.
So, today is like a big party at the port because they’re opening all these awesome things that will make it a better place for ships, cargo, and fun adventures!