Howrah: Indian Navy supporting vessel ‘Mangal’ started his maiden journey for Mumbai. In 2008, the vessel was ordered to manufacture Shalimar works limited in Howrah. The vessel was handed over to the navy on Thursday 20th September after 10 years. State Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari was present at the moment.
This vessel will be used as supporting vessel of Indian Navy. The Indian navy will be able to carry 250 persons. First it’s estimated amount was Rs 17 crore. But now the cost has reached almost 25 crores. Navy sources said, the ship will reach Mumbai port within Nine days.
Besides Suvendu Adhikari, Shalimar Works Limited’s MD Somdev Chattopadhyay were also present in the ceremony. Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari said, “Our Bengal engineers have the quality. And if the organizations are run smoothly then such a good work can be done. After the Chief Minister came to power, Shalimar Works Pvt Limited in Howrah did a lot of good work. ”
Transport Minister said, “Good investment in transport is going on. A few days ago we launched investment of Rs 300 crore. Work has started with World Bank. If we do this, there will be a lot of benefits. We are working to make the transport sector more dynamic.
Suvendu added that, “We hold a meeting on Wednesday. From next Saturday, there will be an additional 30 small buses in Taratala, Thakurpukur, Haridibpur, Joka and Behala. However, after Majerhat bridge collapse, some auto drivers took the opportunity at night. We will start flying squads. This is being done for the next three months. Hopefully there will be no problem. “