Floating jetty inaugurated in Goa

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  • May 31, 2021
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Floating jetty inaugurated in Goa

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy 

In news 

  • The second Floating jetty at Old Goa was inaugurated recently. 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways

Key takeaways 

  • The jetty will offer safe, hassle free transportation to the tourists. 
  • The Government of India has approved setting up of two Concrete floating jetties on River Mondovi (NW-68) to connect Old Goa and Panjim.
  • This is the second floating jetty constructed. 
  • The first jetty located at Captain of Ports, Panjim Goa was inaugurated in February 2020 at Panjim. 

Important value additions 

Concrete floating jetties have many advantages over the fixed jetties

  • Their price is approximately 1/5th of the price of a fixed jetty.
  • Similarly, they are quicker to build and install, easier to use.
  • The designed life of a floating jetty is up to 50 years.
  • Also, being floating structures they don’t need CRZ clearances.
  • They can be increased in size or reduced as per changes in users’ requirements or the changes in jetty site’s hydrographic profile.

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