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Union Government announced measures to rejuvenate Goa’s shipping industry

Nov 3, 2014 12:12 IST

The Union Government on 2 November 2014 announced series of measures to help rejuvenate the shipping industry in Goa and development of the Mormugao port.

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari also outlined the priorities of transport after visiting the areas of proposed expansion plan for Mormugao Port.

Gadkari also signed a tri-partite agreement between the Goa government, the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for construction of a five kilometer stretch of a four-lane highway linking to the port.

The measures include development of the port at an expenditure of 500 crore rupees. Apart from this, Gadkari also announced that the Mumbai Goa Highway will be four lanned with an expenditure of 5000 crore rupees.


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