Port Led Development: 131 Projects Of Rs 1.05 Lakh Crore Under Implementation In Maharashtra

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Under union government’s Sagarmala programme, 131 port related projects worth Rs 1.05 lakh crore have been proposed to be implemented in Maharashtra.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) alone has undertook 29 projects amounting to Rs 80,000 crore.

 

Maharashtra’s coast is set for a transformation as the Union government’s Sagarmala programme has given a prominent position to the state.

Around 131 projects worth Rs 1.05 lakh crore have been proposed to be implemented in Maharashtra.

While 34 projects were completed, 39 of them are under implementation, and DPR is ready for 29 projects.

Of the 131 projects, 29 projects amounting to Rs 80,000 crore have been taken up by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA). Among JNPA’s 29 projects, 12 are complete, and eight are under implementation.

JNPA’s projects include the fourth container terminal, JNPA SEZ, Dry Ports at Wardha and Jalna, and an additional liquid cargo jetty.

In line with Port-led industrialisation’s objective, JNPA has developed an SEZ with the basic infrastructure facilities by investing around Rs 565 crore in the project spanning around 277 hectares.

JNPA SEZ has access to upcoming multimodal infrastructure projects, including Navi Mumbai airport, Dedicated Freight Corridor and Trans-harbor road link.

“JNPA plays a pivotal role in the government’s initiative of the Sagarmala to boost the port-led industrialisation. JNPA has multiple projects under Sagarmala based on the four-fold view- to change dynamics and reduce logistics costs in India, boost overall economic development through ports and empower coastal communities put across by the ministry,” Chairman, JNPA, said.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) at Navi Mumbai is one of India’s premier container handling ports.

Commissioned in May 1989, currently, JNPA operates five container terminals: The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), the Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) and the newly commissioned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCTPL).

The Port also has a Shallow Water Berth for general cargo, another Liquid Cargo Terminal managed by the BPCL-IOCL consortium, and a newly constructed coastal berth.