New Delhi-Talks are on with Singapore for cruise connectivity to promote cruise tourism on a mega scale said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. India has huge potential for cruise tourism and efforts in this direction could boost it from 80 ships per annum to 900 said Gadkari at the sidelines of an event in New Delhi . He said the cruises from India could go to Singapore, Philippines and Thailand and the projects will be developed on PPP (public-private partnership) mode.
Mr Gadkari had earlier said that a policy was in making to put India on the global cruise map both for oceans and rivers which is seen to create about 2.5 lakh jobs and boost growth. India, with a 7,500 km of coastline, has taken several steps to promote cruise tourism that includes relaxation of policies and roping in global consultants.