Gadkari lays foundation stone for 8 connectivity projects worth 1117 Cr at JNPT

May 31, 2017 11:44 IST

 Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

The Minister of Shipping and Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone for eight connectivity projects on 30 May 2017 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai.

The projects worth Rs 1117.03 Cr aim to enhance connectivity of the hinterland to the Port Trust.

These projects include:

S.No

Project

Cost

1

Integrated Common Rail Yard Facility at JNPT

Rs. 250 crore

2

Connecting 4th Terminal of JNPT with Rail

Rs. 100 crore

3

Jasai-JNPT 3rd Railway Line

Rs. 150 crore

4

Flyover at North Gate

Rs. 127.45 crore

5

Integrated Centralised Parking for Tractor-Trailers

Rs. 149.31 crore

6

Construction of Coastal Berth

Rs. 142.32 crore

7

Flyover at Y Junction

Rs. 82.95 crore

8

Restructuring of Yard behind shallow water berth

Rs. 115 crore

Port Connectivity is among the four pillars of Ministry of Shipping’s flagship Sagarmala programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari stated that huge investments are expected under the Sagarmala programme, which will lead to better infrastructure and creation of new jobs besides giving a big push to Indian exports. He also added that a lot of companies have shown interest in acquiring land for setting up factories in the JNPT SEZ zone and this, in turn, would help boost demand for skilled manpower.

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Further, Gadkari stated that a coordinator will be appointed to look into the requirements of these new companies and help train the local youth to meet their specific needs.

These new initiatives are aimed at increasing efficiency and boosting development in and around the port areas.

 Gadkari lays foundation stone for 8 connectivity projects

About Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)

• Formerly known as the Nhava Sheva Port, the JNPT was commissioned on 26th May 1989.

• It is the second youngest and one of the most modern major ports of the country.

• Though it was initially planned to be a ‘satellite port’ to the Mumbai Port with the purpose of decongesting its traffic, eventually it was developed into an independent port.

• The construction project of the port is considered to be one of the technical marvels in the country.

• It was completed in a record time of just three-and-half years on the marshy soil.

• The management used sophisticated instruments to do away with rock blasting in order to maintain the beauty of the nearby historical Elephanta Caves and other surroundings.

• It is currently the country’s largest container port.

• The total land area in possession of the JNPT measures to about 2,987 hectares with enough back-up area for developing additional facilities for future maritime requirements of the country.

The Chairman of JNPT, Anil Diggikar assured that the Port Trust is fully focused on creating a world-class infrastructure to enable hassle free trade and contribute to the ease of doing business. He added that efforts aimed at improving the port’s infrastructure have already started bearing results as congestion has come down to zero.

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