Govt notifies Krishnapatnam Port as Authorised immigration check post

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 26-02-2018        Tweet

NEW DELHI/NELLORE: The Centre has designated Krishnapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh as an authorised immigration check post for entry into and exit from India, according to a Home Ministry notification. Krishnapatnam is a privately built all-weather, deep-water port in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The notification said international travellers henceforth can use the port for entry into and exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers. The notification was issued as per the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950. The move is expected to boost cruise ships travelling to Andhra Pradesh, a Home Ministry official said. Krishnapatnam is also expected to becoming the largest automated port for exports and imports in South Asia. It rates high on all the parameters of operations, including optimum cost, reliability, time and the best available service to customers, the official said.