Thane: Indian Coast Guard will be setting up a
permanent base at Nerul in Navi Mumbai in a bid to strengthen
maritime security and will use existing hoverport facility at
Belapur to connect the upcoming international airport with
The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO)
has allotted a plot near TS Chanakya in Nerul to the Indian
Coast Guard (West) following a request forwarded by the
maritime agency and the Ministry of Defence (MoD), a release
issued by CIDCO office said.
TS Chanakya is a shore-based training ship located on
west coast near Mumbai.
The Coast Guard is in the process of developing the said
plot to set up a permanent base in Nerul after obtaining
approvals from the competent authority, it said.
Since the establishment of permanent base will take time,
the Coast Guard will be using existing hoverport service at
Belapur and will press into service hovercraft for
strengthening maritime security and connecting the upcoming
international airport in Navi Mumbai to South Mumbai.
CIDCO in its board meeting held recently allowed the
coastal security agency to use the hoverport facilities on the
lease basis for a period of three years.