For the second phase construction work on INS Vikrant ship carrier it has now been taken to the repair dock of the Cochin Ship Yard. For the first phase of the carrier construction the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has sanctioned Rs 3,261 crore.
Now, it is reliably learnt that the CCS is contemplating to sanction of nearly Rs 2,600 crore by way of cost to the Cochin Shipyard for the crucial second phase work.
INS Vikrant ship carrier will displace 40,000 tonne once it is fully built and fitted out.
Structural work on the fleet’s air defence platform — including entire hull work, angle deck and island structure, all using about 4,000 tonne of steel — is slated to be over by May next, when it will be undocked for integration of the crucial aviation complex, complete with hangars, hydraulics, command-control and the like, say media reports.