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Deendayal Port Authority held second Board meeting, discusses overall Port development

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GANDHIDHAM : The second meeting of the Board of Deendayal Port Authority, of 2021-22 held on 30-03-2022. The following members, apart from Shri S.K. Mehta, IFS the Chairperson, attended the meeting under the chairmanship of Chairperson-DPA:

Shri Nandeesh Shukla, IRTS, Dy Chairperson-DPA

Shri Arvind Chaudhary, IES, Economic Adviser, Rep. Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways

Shri Talla Venkata Ravi, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, Rep. Department of Customs

Shri Narendra A. Patil, IRTS, Rep. Ministry of Railways

Comd. Nitin Bishnoi, Rep. Defence Services, Navy (Virtually)

The following important items, inter alia, were considered by the Board: –

❖ Approval for Finalisation of Schedule of the Board Staff, as on 1st April, 2021
❖ Approval for Conversion of leases from Lease Hold to Free Hold (Residential &Composite) – Approval thereof
❖ Approval for E-Tender cum E-Auction for allotment of 10 Nos. of plots (with structure) situated at Old/New Kandla for the purpose of liquid storage tanks (products permitted in the earlier lease deed / allotment letter) on 30 years
lease on as is where is basis.
❖ Approval for N.O.C for mortgage of lease hold plot nos. 04 & 11 ad measuring 15000 & 7500 sq. Mtrs. respectively allotted to M/s. Veerprabhu Marketing Limited, Kolkata on 30 years lease.
❖ Approval of Estimate for the work of “Construction of New Godowns in place of existing Godown no.19 to 21 & 25 inside Cargo Jetty Area.
❖ Approval for Providing Up-graded Fender for Berth No 1 to 6 (Panel No. 1 to 50)
❖ Approval for Widening of Road from Junction of WG – 1 & 2 to 12th Berth
❖ Approval of Development of land from West Gate – 1 & 2 junction
❖ Approval for Retrofitting of Cargo Berth No. 10 (Panel No. 77 To 85) & Remaining
Portion of Cargo Berth No. 7 (Panel No. 51 to 55)”
❖ Approval for Development of four lane road common corridor from IC-236B to 16th cargo berth along railway line (Phase-I)
❖ Approval of proposal for the work of “Providing Road Network and SWD to newly added custom bonded area (25 HA area)”.
❖ Approval of Estimate for the work of raising & upgrading the RCC plots adjoining to track no.10, 11 & 12 inside Cargo Jetty Area.
❖ Approval of Proposal to carry out the works under Corporate Social Responsibility for the year of 2021-22 at Deendayal Port Authority.
❖ Approval to update the present status & release of fund to M/s IPRCL as per MoU for the Work of “Construction of Interchange Cum Road Over Bridge (ROB) at LC- 236 (Kutch Salt Junction) On NH-141 in The State of Gujarat on EPC
❖ Approval of Works Assigned on Nomination Basis to National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coast (NTCPWC) IIT Madras, Chennai for “Comprehensive study for the Deepening of Navigational channel to increase the
draught of Navigational Channel at Deendayal Port Trust including Capital & Maintenance dredging requirements, and Preparation of Technical & Commercial Feasibility Report.”
❖ Approval of Revision of Guidelines and reconstitution of Conciliation and Settlement Committee for settling contractual disputes under the contract / agreement with the contractors / concessionaires / consultants at the major
❖ Approval of Transfer of leasehold rights in respect of plot admg. 2,02,343 sq. Mtrs (50 acres) situated at Kandla within the Deendayal Port Trust (now Deendayal Port Authority) between Kandla-Kharirohar road for the purpose of
liquid storage tanks.
❖ Approval for Transfer of leasehold rights in respect of plot no. 10 admg. 26607.34 sq. Mtrs situated at Kandla within the Deendayal Port Trust (now Deendayal Port Authority) for the purpose of liquid storage tanks.
❖ Approval for Deendayal Port Authority logo with colour options

Board Meeting was held in a very cordial atmosphere and the Port’s overall development was the main focus of deliberations.

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