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Guidelines For Floating Structures issued 

  • IASbaba
  • February 9, 2021
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Guidelines For Floating Structures issued 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Infrastructure

In news 

  • Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways has issued the guidelines for floating structures with a vision to set up world-class floating infrastructure all along the coastline in the upcoming projects.

Key takeaways 

  • The guidelines set out technical aspects for implementation of Floating Jetties or Platforms for Marinas, Minor Harbors, Fishing Harbours, etc. in coastal areas, estuaries, waterways, rivers, and reservoirs.
  • These guidelines may also be suitably utilized for floating platforms in various waterborne systems. 
  • Floating structure because of its inherent advantages is an attractive solution. 
  • The benefits of floating jetties include their cost-effectiveness, faster implementation, easily expandable, and have minimal environmental impacts.

Do you know? 

  • Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has successfully implemented a few projects including setting up of passenger floating jetties in Goa, water-aerodromes at Sabarmati River and at Sardar Sarovar Dam for the seaplane services which are working satisfactorily.

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