Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships is administered by the Ministry of Shipping. General Aids along the Indian coast for Marine Navigation is offered by them. Its headquarters is situated at Noida. The coastline has been branched into 9 districts at Goa, Jamnagar, Chennai Visakhapatnam, Gandhidham, Mumbai, Port Blair, and Kolkata. The main objective of Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships is to offer safe and efficient navigation to the Indian coast. They provide a number of services to ensure safety. They provide radio and visual aids that can be beneficial for navigation. The visual aids are useful for the lighthouses, buoys, beacons and light vessels. RAC’s, DGPS etc. make use of radio aids. These aids are non-user interface and passive. The aids need to be maintained and up kept. Maritime State Government organizations like State Maritime Boards, Ports etc. Looks after the maintenance.
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