The hitherto abandoned 'Port Guesthouse and port office in Kozhikode, owned by the Port Department, which owns the plot and the building, is to renovate by spending Rs 40 lakh. Officials concerned said that a proposal to renovate the building has been sent to the government and it was yet to get a response. The project included converting the building to house the offices of the port conservator and internal vigilance officer and project monitoring officer of the department.
The Port Department of Kerala government denied there would be any disruption in ferry services as boats and other ships were in the process of renewing their annual licences. Sources from the department informed that the boats and ships using the port waters may renew their licences annually and the process was