The PORTNET project interconnecting fourteen
locations in Lakshadweep and mainland established for the advance ship ticket
reservation system inaugurated on 26th January 2006 by Sri. Parimal
Rai, IAS, the Hon. Administrator of Lakshadweep. Sri. U.C.K. Thangal Chief
Counselor Lakshadweep, Sri. Wasnik, IAS, Managing Director, Laksahdweep
Development Corporation, Sri. Madup Vyas, IAS, Collector Cum Development
Commissioner, were also present on the occasion.
Just after inauguration, the administrator
issued the first ticket through the Web-enabled Advance Ship Ticket
Reservation System. Speaking on the occasion, the Port officer,Lakshadweep said
NIC was the main force behind this project and thanked the NIC officers for
their dedication, sincerity and cooperation. The complete project from
initiation to execution was done by NIC, Lakshadweep U.T. unit. The project
benefits the entire population of Lakshadweep who can now purchase ship tickets
one month in advance from any of the fourteen locations for any ship one month
in advance. The ship schedules, ship ticket status, ship ticket availability is
available through Internet.
In all the locations Ship Ticket availability system
which gives up-to-date ship ticket availability status is also
The function at Kavaratti was broadcasted live to all
the PORTNET locations.