Colombo (LNW): Set to begin operations on October 10, a high-speed ferry service will connect Sri Lanka and India.
This ferry will run from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, India, to the Kankesanthurai port in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province.
As per reports from Indian media last month, a passenger terminal was under construction at the Nagapattinam Port to be finalised before the ferry’s inaugural run.
The ferry route will span 60 nautical miles and is expected to carry a minimum of 150 passengers, with the transit time estimated at around two hours.
The service will be launched by the Shipping Corporation of India and will be overseen by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).