RAMESWARAM: A fishing jetty at Kundhukkal on the southern side of Rameswaram island being constructed at a cost of Rs 70 crore is nearing completion with the civil works going on in full swing.
Kundhukkal in the Gulf of Mannar sea has been a historic landing point for boats for over centuries and now this is sought to be developed into a small fishing port as part of the Central government’s effort to promote deep sea fishing by Rameswaram fishermen to avoid frequent skirmishes with the Sri Lankan Navy.
Work on the project started in June last year and now over 70 per cent of the civil works have been completed, said Muruganandham, secretary of the State Fish workers Association. The fish landing platforms have been constructed where fishermen’s boats could land their fish catch.
Remaining buildings for fish processing and cold storage facility are under construction, he said, adding, fishermen of the area are happy over this development and are awaiting the fishing harbour to become functional at the earliest....