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DPA held third Board Meet, discusses Port’s overall development

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GANDHIDHAM : The third meeting of the Board of Deendayal Port Authority, of 2022-23 was held on 12-08-2022. The following Members, apart from Shri Sanjay K. Mehta, IFS the Chairman, attended the meeting under the chairmanship of Chairman-DPA:

  1. Shri Nandeesh Shukla, IRTS, Dy. Chairman-DPA
  2. Shri Sushil Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping R Waterways. (VIRTUALLY)
  3. Shri Narendra A Patil, IRTS (VIRTUALLY)
  4. Shri Talla Venkata Ravi, IRS, Commissioner of Customs, Rep. Deptt of Customs. (VIRTUALLY)

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

Sr. No.Subject
 >Engagement of Additional Part – Time visiting specialists to provide OPD Consultation / Treatment in the DPA, Port Hospital, Gopalpuri and Recognition of additional Hospitals to provide Medical treatment to the Port beneficiaries.  
 >Empanelment of Morakhia Radiology & Imaging Centre, Gandhidham for providing Radiology Services
 >Development, Operation & Maintenance for handling Container and Multipurpose Cargo (Clean Cargo) facilities on Berth 15 to 17 at DPT on DBOT basis under PPP mode for thirty (30) years.
 >Design, Supply, Installation, testing, Commissioning of Vessel Access Gangway and Firefighting facilities as per OISF -156, including operation & maintenance of each system for five years at oil jetty No. 08 of DPA – Approval of Block Estimate as per recommendation of Standing Committee.
 >Demolition and reconstruction of Port& Custom building outside cargo jetty area renamed as construction of Administrative Office Building in place of P & C Building Outside Cargo Jetty Area.
 >Development of Multipurpose Cargo berth off Tuna Tekra outside Kandla Creek at Kandla on BOT basis & development of container terminal at Tuna-Tekra, Deendayal Port on BOT basis – Authorization for clarification to queries of RFQ & RFP
 >Construction of dome shaped storage sheds inside Cargo Jetty Area – Phase I  – Extension of time limit & approval of Anticipated variation Statement No. 01
 >Action taken for allotment of plots to successful bidders/highest bidders on 30 years’ period and as per the accepted tender for the work of “E-Tender cum E-Auction for allotment of various sizes of plots for the purpose of Godowns/Warehouses situated at Kandla on 30 years lease on as is where is basis.”
 >Ratification of final variation on completion of dredging the depth of 7m BCD at alongside Ro-Ro / Ro-Pax berth at Hazira Terminals – Gujarat.
 >Extension for the work of “Development of Parking yards for trucks / vehicles for Pre-Checking of documents before arrival at gate along with ancillary facilities like Canteen, Toilet blocks, garage, Rest shelter and High Mast Tower etc. on North of road leading to West gate I & II outside Cargo Jetty Area
 >Conversion of lease from Lease Hold to Free Hold (Residential & Composite)
 >Supply and Transportation of water at Kandla, Tuna and Gandhidham for a period of two years
 >Development of Oil Jetty to handle Liquid Cargo and Ship Bunkering Facilities at Old Kandla”-Levy of Liquidated Damages on the Concessionaire due to Non-achievement of Activity/ level of completion of the Project at 3rdMilestone date of the Project Schedule-reg.
 >Extension of Social Security Benefits to 136 Non-pool daily-rated workers and 45 daily-rated workers appointed on compassionate grounds – Enhancement of equal matching contribution by DPA to those who have opted and/or opts for Tier-I Scheme under NPS
 >Development, Operation and Maintenance of Oil Jetty No.09, for handling all types of liquid cargo at Old Kandla, under PPP Mode, for a concession period of 30 years – Approval to the                 Pre-Qualification /Dis-Qualification of RFQ Applicants
 >Construction of Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention Centre at Gandhidham
 >Hiring of brand new make diesel vehicles of Model – 2022 on “Monthly Hired Basis” and hiring of vehicles model not earlier than 2021 on “As And When Required Basis” for a period of three years – Approval of Estimate and Draft Tender Paper (DTP)
 >Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Access Control System at various places at Vadinar, Kandla and Gandhidham of Deendayal Port Authority with comprehensive operation and maintenance contract (Implementation of Phase-i) – Extension of time limit for comprehensive operation and maintenance and approval of final variation.
Appointment of National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coast (NTCPWC) IIT Madras, Chennai on Nomination Basis for providing Technical Advisory Services for the work of  “Replacement and revamping pipeline network at oil jetty area, Kandla – Additional scope to covering the provision of technical services for laying of pipeline and allied facilities for oil jetty no.7 at Old Kandla for augmentation of liquid cargo handling capacity by revamping of existing pipeline network at oil jetty area, Deendayal Port Authority, Kandla.”
 > “Development of land in the west of existing 66 hectare area for storage of cargo (Extension of Custom Bonded Area)”.
 >Renewal of Insurance of Port Properties
 >Approval of GFR-10 for “Toilet Block for 1st floor of P&C Building” to declare assets obsolete, unserviceable and demolition of the same.
 >Extension of covered Godowns in f/o M/s. Liladhar Pasoo Forwarders Pvt. Ltd., [Kutch Warehouse], M/s. World Wind Shipping Services [R.K. Associates] & M/s.  K.S. Chhaya Consolidators Pvt. Ltd [CWC Godown] outside the custom bond area] for storage of Agri products on temporary basis for a period of three months.
 >Action taken on Boards decision regarding levy of liquidated damages ON Concessionaires viz. M/s Coviva Energy Terminals Limited (CETL) & M/s Kandla Oil Terminal Pvt. Ltd. (KOTPL) in connection with two PPP/Captive Projects.
 >Awarding the work of “Operation and maintenance of 66 KV Substation to M/s. PTC India Ltd., New Delhi on nomination basis at the cost of Rs. 1.00 cr. per year for a period of two years or till finalization of near tender whichever is earlier
 >Revamping and Upgradation of Firefighting system and associated facilities at Oil Jetty Area- To ratify the approval of detailed estimate & DTPs, pre-bid clarifications, finalization of the technical bids of tenders and to open price bids of qualified bidders and acceptance of the offer/negotiated offer L-1 bidder for Task-I and Task-II work.
 >Funding for procurement of new 12000 cum hopper capacity TSHD by Dredging Corporation of India Limited being constructed at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL)- Release of Rs.36.00 crores

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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