The project is designed to enhance the unique identities of coastal cities in consonance with their sea-side culture.

At a high-level meeting here on connectivity-related infrastructure sectors, Modi reviewed the progress of achieving targets in the roads, railways, shipping and civil aviation sectors, the statement said.

"The prime minister said he looked forward to a special meeting with all coastal states to discuss the sectors of infrastructure, coastal security, island development, tourism, entertainment and biodiversity in an integrated, holistic manner," it added.

The statement said following the decision to allow 100 percent foreign equity in railways, 20 projects in 10 sectors have been identified for FDI.

The railways have also fabricated a new wagon for transport of salt, which will lead to a 40 percent increase in the carrying capacity, it added.

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