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DPA Kandla highlights Major achievements of FY 2022-23 during Annual Press Meet

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GANDHIDHAM : The Deendayal Port Authority, Kandla created a new record by handling 137.56 million metric tonnes of cargo during the F.Y. 2022-23, as against 127.10 MMT in FY 2021-22, showing a growth of 8.23%. DPA is the only Major Port to handle more than 137 MMT Cargo throughput and is now the No. 1 Major Port of the Country (in terms of cargo handling) for the 16th consecutive year.

Important events during the year:

A)  Traffic:

Highest ever cargo handling
 Deendayal Port has handled more than 137 MMT of cargo during FY 2022-23, thereby registering the highest cargo throughput in its history.
It is also the first and the only Major port to handle more than 137 MMT in a financial year.
 No other Major port in the country (except DPA) has handled more than 100 MMT of cargo for eight consecutive years.
 The port has stood first among all Major ports of India for the 16th consecutive year, in terms of cargo handling.
 The port has handled a total of 3346 vessels during FY 2022-23, which is the highest in its history. It had handled 3141 vessels in FY 2021-22.

2)  Efficiency parameters regarding Performance of the Port for FY 2022-23:

Efficiency Parameters of DPT, during the year 2022-23 vis-à-vis 2021-22:

 Description 2021-222022-23(provisional)Increase/ decrease  Remarks
    Increase in FY 22-23 as
Avg.             Pre-Berthingcompared to fy 2021-22,
Detention (in days)indicates performancegone down.
Port A/c1.081.7158.33 
Non-Port A/c1.470.87-40.82 
Average Turn   Round   Increase in FY 22-23 as
Time (in   days)   –   oncompared to fy 2021-22,
total a/c. – (arrival toindicates performance
sailing)gone down.
Port A/c3.573.9510.64 
Non-Port A/c1.521.24-18.42 
Average Out per ship berthday (in MTs) 16013 15717 -1.85Increase in FY 22-23 ascompared to fy 2021-22, indicates improvement.
Number of vessels handled (only ships counted                                      for performanceconsidered) 3043 3062 0.62

Achievements over the year

M.V. GCL TAPI, sailed from Cargo Jetty-14 of DPA, Kandla on 15-04-2022 with load of
1,03,800 MT of Industrial Salt in bulk destined to China, by surpassing previous record of
1,02,200 MT cargo loaded on M.V. GCL MAHANADI 04/04/2022. Loading of bigger parcel of
cargo become possible due to increased draft by focussed dredging. Higher draft will
bestow the trade with cost advantage by bringing bigger consignments through DPA.
Exporter & Stevedores- NEELKANTH Grp – Mihir & Co. Vessel Agent – Mihir & Co.

Vessel M.V. ST GEORGE arrived at DEENDAYAL PORT-KANDLA and set a record in cargo
handling by loading 57,000 MTs of STONE AGGREGATES in 18 hours 25 minutes by SHREE
Services and the Agent Scorpio Shipping Agencies Pvt Ltd.

Vessel MV CHITRAL arrived at Cargo Jetty-7, DPA, Kandla and handled Timber Logs by
average discharge rate per day 11667 CBM with a total quantity of 38088.962 CBM of
Malaysian Timber Logs by SYNERGY SEAPORTS (P) LTD.

M.V. ANASTASIA K has sailed from Cargo Jetty – 15A on 13-06-2022 with a draft of 14.5
Mtrs, which is the highest ever sailing draft achieved in the Kandla Harbour area. The vessel,
handled by MYSTIC SHIPPING PVT. LTD., has loaded 75,200 MT of Aggregate in bulk
shipped by M/s. CHOWDHURY ASSOCIATES. The vessel was destined to the port of
Chittagong in Bangladesh.

Vessel M.V. ANNA ELISABETH arrived at DPA-KANDLA and set a new record in cargo
handling by loading 52,500 MTs of Millscale in Bulk in 24 hours by Handling Agent – SHREE
Tradelink LLP and the Vessel Agent – Atlantic Global.

DPA, successfully berthed MT Shanmar Shruti having LOA of 221.4 Mtrs at Oil Jetty No. 6 at
Kandla. This is the longest Tanker ever berthed at this Oil Jetty No.6. Vessel will be loading
35K MT of HSD under Charter of IOCL.

DPA, Kandla recorded a growth of 17.22% over the corresponding period of the last fiscal
by handling 70.14 MMT cargo in first two quarters of the current financial year. Incidentally
DPA had handled 59.83 MMT cargo till 30-09-2021.

DPA Kandla surpassed its own record by Berthing a Maximum Draft Vessel when MV
BELLEMAR berthed at CJ-16, draft of 14.2M inside Kandla Harbour, with 76610 MT of Raw
Sugar from Brazil. Chairman appreciated the Team Marine for successful berthing of such a
high Dead Weight Vessel.

Yet another milestone in the annals of DPA’s history. Offshore Oil Terminal Vadinar, berthed
the 6000th tanker of IOCL, MT YIO (VLCC), DWT 302481, carrying 284831 MT of crude oil,
at SPM No.1. Glorious 44 years of safe operation since berthing of their 1st tanker in August

MV GOLDEN ZHEJIANG, a cape size vessel, had left today after loading 171 Units of Windmill
Blades, which is the highest, ever loaded in a single ship at DPA, Kandla and shipped by L.M
WIND POWER. Steamer Agent & Stevedore – Aditya Marine Ltd.

DPA Kandla carried out a record breaking 38 Shipping Movements in the last 24 Hours,
superseded its own record of 36 Movements carried out on 03-12-2022.

On 28-12-2022, DPA Kandla has crossed the landmark of handling 100 MMT cargo traffic in
the FY 2022-23, thereby becoming the first Major Port to cross the milestone in only 3
Quarters of a fiscal year with a growth of 6.96% over the corresponding period of the last


On 23-01-2023 DPA handled 6,67,054 MT cargo, which is the highest single day handling.

Total 11,147 entries and exits of cargo vehicles were recorded on 17-02-2023, which is the
highest gate-face movement.

DPA Kandla has surpassed its previous record of highest annual traffic volume of 127.1
MMT, which was achieved in FY 2021-22. With 30 days remaining in the current fiscal, it is
expected in light of the recent trend of traffic that DPA is set to create another milestone of
annual traffic throughput among the Major Port.


  1. Off-shore Oil Terminal has handled 4.81 Lakh MT of cargo in a single day on
    24.01.2023 which is highest ever.
  2. The projection for the year 2022-23 was 50.93 MMT, against which this it has
    handled 57.20 MMT of cargo during the FY 2022-23.
  3. OOT, Vadinar handled 560 tanker vessels with NIL Oil Spill incidences and NIL
    security breach incidence in the year 2022-23.
  4. 655000 KG of Co2 emission reduced by saving 250 KL of diesel by providing uninterrupted shore to ship power facility at service jetty of OOT, Vadinar for tugs and
    ICG vessels.
  5. Maximum tonnage handled 293591 in “MT ADVENTURE” on 17.04.22.
  6. Handled vessel having Maximum draft of 21.50 “MT HOUSTON” on 12.05.2022

C) Projects
Ro-Ro Services
Ro-Ro Services Hazira
Port has completed the work of “Construction and Maintenance of RO-RO / RO-Pax
facility at Hazira-Gujarat on EPC mode”, which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime
Minister on 29.09.2022, The project infrastructure will be utilized for carrying out Ro-Ro
/ Ro-Pax services from Hazira to Ghogha and other suitable locations. The above facility
will also reduce the road congestion as well as pollution. Facility will be used for public
conveyance. Facility to give fillip to local trade and industries in the surroundings;
expected to boost economic development of Gujarat. Reduce Travel time.
Ro-Ro Services Muldwarka and Pipavav
The project infrastructure will be utilized for carrying out Ro-Ro / Ro-Pax services from
Muldwarka to Hazira, JNPT and another suitable location. The above facility will also
reduce the road congestion as well as pollution. Facility will be used for public
conveyance. Facility to give fillip to local trade and industries in the surroundings;
expected to boost economic development of Gujarat.

Rail and Road Connectivity Projects (PM Gati Shakti)
PM Gati Shakti NMP envisages the creation of a system for inter-connected and
multimodal transportation networks leading to integrated economic and infrastructure
development, improved trade competitiveness, promotion of exports and employment

In connection of the same DPA has collaborating for the purpose and many projects has
been introduced during the previous FY 2022-23 and also projects are proposed to be
introduced in coming near future broadly in railway and roads category, amounting to Rs.
1229.62 Crores Approx.

Road Connectivity Projects
Construction of Interchange Cum Road Over Bridge (ROB) at LC-236 (Kutch Salt
Junction) on NH-141

Due to frequent closure of LC-236, the vehicles coming from aforesaid roads have to stop and
occurs traffic jams and due to traffic disruption, traffic originating from the port gets delayed
causing loss of precious time and fuel, by execution of this ROB project, there will be free
movement of vehicular traffic without any hindrance resulting in the fast evacuation of the
cargo from the Port. The Over Bridge is presently under execution stage to be completed by
June 2023
Up-gradation Of Tuna Road from Two Lane to Four Lane Road
Previously there was only two-lane Road from NH-8A to Tuna Tekra is available, which is
serving the existing PPP Multipurpose Cargo Berth (Handled by Adani Kandla Bulk Terminal
Pvt Ltd) & Tuna Barge Jetty. DPT is further planning for development of Berths as per the
proposed Master plan-2047. In order to accommodate the existing and upcoming cargo
traffic, there is need of better infrastructure facilities by Widening the existing road from two
lane to four lane (around 10 KM length). To smooth and fast evacuation of cargo. Better
connectivity for existing and upcoming mega capacity addition projects, work is under
progress and to be completed by May 2023
 For fast evacuation of traffic and avoiding and lagging or delay and traffic jams, for free
movement of vehicular traffic without any hindrance resulting in the fast evacuation of the
cargo from the Port there are more projects are proposed in the near future, the proposed
projects are

  1. Widening & improvement of existing 2/4/6 lanes K.K. ROAD
  2. Construction of Road Over Bridge (ROB) IN LIEU OF LC No. 235
  3. Construction of R.O.B. in lieu of existing Railway crossing LC-1A at 363.625 on NH-8A,
    KFTZ-Kandla Road
  4. Construction of 6-lane Link Road connecting from KK Road to NH-8A

Railway Connectivity Projects
Upgradation of rail network inside cargo jetty area
The old infrastructure of Port inside yard was very old and outlived its life resulted in
derailment and detention of rolling stocks. Due to up-gradation of Rail infrastructure the
evacuation of Rail bound cargo has become fast and easy. This new infrastructure has
enhanced handling and evacuation capacity of port and also fulfill one of the mandates of DFC
compliant track in DPA.
The project is completed.
Providing Rail Connectivity to Berth No. 13 to 16 from take-off point to West End of

The project was developed for Newly Developed Berth No. 13 to 16 is now connected with
Railway for faster evacuation of the cargo
Further for seamless connectivity of ports and enhance capacity, speed to cater railway
traffic of newly developed facilities at Tuna-Tekra for Container Terminal and Multipurpose
Cargo berth up to the Take-off point more projects are proposed for the coming future
which are:
 Providing Long Haul Loop line at Gandhidham Yard for Deendayal Port Trust (DPT) as a
fully Deposit work
 Doubling & electrification of existing Tuna-GIMB line
 Electrification of railway network inside and outside of Cargo Jetty

Capacity Enhancement Projects
Construction of Oil Jetty No. 7 at old Kandla
The Jetty commissioned on 23.01.2023, and has been inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister
Ministry of Ports Shipping and Waterways, the Jetty will increase the handling capacity and
fulfil the requirement of future projections. Capacity addition of 2 MTPA. Handle Large Size of
Vessel around 65000 DWT.
Construction of Oil Jetty No. 8 at Old Kandla
Existing oil jetties are fully utilized and additional berth capacity is required to achieve
growth in liquid cargo traffic. Capacity addition of 3.5 MTPA. Handle Large Size of Vessel
around 80000 DWT. Fulfill the users demand by handling various types of Cargoes i.e. LPG,
Edible and chemicals Oils etc. Berth Waiting Period Shall Be Reduced and will provide various
direct & indirect Employment Generation, and likely to be completed by October 2023
Development of Container Terminal at Tuna Tekra, Deendayal Port on PPP/BOT
The proposed project aims to bring significant benefits to the port, including a reduction in
congestion and an improvement in efficiency parameters. By accommodating larger vessels,
the port can increase its capacity to handle container cargo, which is essential for catering to
the growing demand and competing with other ports. The existing terminal has limitations,
as it can only handle vessels with a maximum draft of 14 meters, which can only be navigated
during high tide due to bar restrictions. The project will enable the port to improve container
cargo throughput by accommodating larger vessels, thus increasing its capacity to handle
more cargo efficiently, LOA issued to M/s Hindustan Infralog Pvt. Ltd. (DP World).

Development of Multipurpose Cargo Berth Off Tuna Tekra Outside Kandla Creek at
Kandla on PPP/ BOT basis

The project of establishing a dedicated cargo handling facility that is equipped with state-ofthe-art machinery can yield significant benefits. These benefits include a reduction in loading
and unloading times, resulting in decreased costs associated with handling. The project is
currently in tendering stage
Development of Oil Jetty No.09, 10, 11 at Deendayal Port Authority
To meet the growing demand of POL, LPG & other Liquids, DPT is proposing to develop an
offshore T Shape 3 Nos Oil Jetties that will be able to cater vessels up to 80000 DWT for
Loading and Unloading of all types of Liquid Cargo.

Augmentation and Upgradation
Revamping of Pipelines
Project is to rationalize the number & size of pipelines and to augment the capacity of oil
jetties OJ1 to OJ5 and to implement & operationalize the common pipeline corridor till Y
junction inside the oil Jetty area. Rationalization to increase the discharge rate, faster loading
/ unloading and reduction in waiting time. Augmenting capacity from 8 MTPA to 23.8 MTPA
by revamping of existing pipeline network.
Construction of Dome Shaped Storage Sheds Phase-I and Phase-2
This dome shaped storage shed can provide unobstructed clear span of 30 m. and height of 8
to 12 m. which is suitable for unloading the bulk cargo through hydraulic system by
trucks/transport vehicles of fifth generation carrying about 60-70 MTs of cargo. Stability of
this structure is ensured based on arch principle without Truss, Purlins or intermediate
Development of plots, roads and SWD in 34-hectare area inside cargo jetty area
In order to fetch/attract the more business prospects and to get the direct benefit by way of
rented revenue and indirect benefit by way of various vessel related charges like wharfage
charges, demurrage charges and to attract more business by way of creating more storage
space it is very much necessary to improve the open storage capacity in port area , So for
betterment of storage of coal and other bulk cargo, it is essential to improve the kutcha area
by providing Road networking, development of plots, SWD and cable trench network, Toilet
blocks, Rest shelter, watch towers etc.
Upgradation of Plot No C1 to C6 and SWD in 66 Hectare area inside cargo jetty area
The Kutcha plot no C1 to C6 & SWD network of 66 Hector area inside cargo jetty was
completed on 30/11/2006. Since the completion of the work no any major up-gradation/
repairing work has been initiated for these Plots & SWD, Kutcha plots are used for storage of
wooden logs since last fifteen years The SWD of the said area is also in worsened condition
due to saline atmosphere, To overcome the situation and provide a level platform for cargo
storage/ handling, it is necessary to upgrade these plots by giving proper camber so that the
water can’t ne accumulated in plots and drained out as per gradient from plots the project
was introduced and work of the same is under progress
Modification & strengthening of Bunder basin berthing structure at DPA
Due to continuous and extensive use of the structure it is observed that the structure has
been damaged at various locations as well as the backup area i.e. stacking yards also have been settled badly. Hence, it was essential to upgrade and strengthens the structure of Bunder Basin to safe-guard and safe berthing of Barges. After completion of the Project it will be benefitting in enhancing life of structure, seamless loading and unloading operation with Safe Port Operation, Continuous stacking of material on developed stack yard without settlement.
Retrofitting of cargo berth no. 8 & 9 (Panel No. 66 to 76)
Due to continuous operation and movement of heavy cranes for loading and unloading
operations and observed that there is a weakening of the structure. Hence, retrofitting work
has been proposed for safely Port operation, after completing of this facility the life
expectancy of structures will be increased, the facility will be capable for handling bigger
ships and bigger cranes with safe port operations.
RFID Based Access Control System
DPA Kandla has augmented full automation of Gate Operation at Port to initiated RFID (Radio
Frequency Identification) Based Access Control System “e-Drishti”. In addition to more than
510+ CCTV High Definition Cameras at Kandla, Gandhidham, Gopalpuri & Vadinar
5G Pilot Projects at DPA
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in association with Deendayal Port Authority
(DPA) launched a 1st pilot project amongst major ports “5th Generation (5G) Small Cell and
Aerial Fiber deployment with DPA’s existing Street Furniture” on dated 29th April, 2022.

Small Cell are equipment which will be deployed for upcoming 5G networks. It uses higher
frequencies spectrum to provide ultra-high broadband speed and are placed closer to user so
that to provide quick responses to user’s request. Street furniture are used to denote things
like electric poles, bus stand, traffic lights etc

The pilot will help in understanding challenges in 5G small cell deployment at Indian ports.
Hundreds of 5G Small Cells are needed to be installed in a square KM of area to provide good
coverage. Use of Street furniture already available at ports like poles etc. can be used for
mounting these 5G Small Cells, obviating the need for erecting thousands of new towers. This
will not only ensure faster deployment of 5G but also unlock true potential of underutilized
street furniture at ports. Ports, using these highly reliable 5G networks will be able to launch
Enterprise Solutions which will in turn help them to compete with best of international ports.

Projects of Mechanical Engineering Dept.
(1) Development, Operation & Maintenance of Berth-13 for handling Multipurpose Cargo (Clean
Cargo) and Container cargo at DPT on PPP Mode for Thirty (30) Years.

SFC approval for the project received from Ministry on 23.02.2023 and RFQ uploaded on 24.02.2023
with due date 11.04.2023.

(2) Build, Operate and Maintain of 10 nos. of 120 T capacity each Automated road weighbridges
on Revenue Sharing basis at DPA for a period of 10 years.

LOA awarded on 06.03.2023.

It is the first time that Automatic weighbridges will be deployed by DPA with latest technology. With
these advance automatic weighbridges, DPA and Users will get various benefits like fast cargo evacuation,
better accuracy, minimum human interference etc.

(3) Supply, installation, testing & commissioning of 08 Nos. Quick Release Mooring Hook (QRMH)
units, integral capstan and remote control type including Operation & Maintenance for five
years at Oil Jetty No. 07 of DPT.

The SITC work is in final stage.
The Quick Release Mooring Hook (QRMH) is an advance system for Oil Jetty no.7, which shall ensure
remote operated quick release of the vessel at the berth in case of any adverse conditions of fire or so. It is also first kind technology in DPA.

(4) Supply, installation, testing & commissioning of Sprinkling system for coal dust suppression in
34-hectare coal yard with five years Operation & Comprehensive Maintenance Contract.

The SITC work completed with substantial completion dated 03.04.2023.

Due to the development of new Coal Stacking yard at 34-Hectare, the urgent need has been evolved for
the Coal Dust Suppression system at the plot for prevention of the coal dust pollution in the port area due to fine coal particles at the stacking yard. The sprinkling system will aid in reducing air pollution and
enhance safe and healthy work environment.

(5) Development of Out Fitting Jetty & Floating Dry Dock with allied infrastructure at DPA Waters
at OOT, Vadinar, on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis under PPP Mode

Final CRZ clearance received on 23.12.2022 from Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways for the

(6) Design, Supply, Installation, Testing, commissioning of firefighting facilities as per OISD – 156
including operation & Maintenance for five years at Oil Jetty No. 07 of DPT.

The Testing and commissioning work is in final stage.
This Firefighting facility at oil jetty no.7 will be first of its kind having OISD-156 compliant.

(7) Supply, installation, testing & commissioning of 08 Nos. Quick Release Mooring Hook (QRMH)
unit, integral capstan and remote control type including Operation & Maintenance for five
years at Oil Jetty No. 08 of DPA Work order issued on 15.02.2023, SITC work in progress
The Quick Release Mooring Hook (QRMH) is an advance system for Oil jetty no.8, which shall ensure
remote operated quick release of the vessel at the berth in case of any adverse conditions of fire or so.

(8) Revamping & up-gradation of Fire-fighting system and associated facilities at Oil Jetty Area.
Work order issued for TASK I & TASK II activity on 29.08.2022 & 01.09.2022 respectively. SITC work in
Progress. As a step towards making firefighting system installed at Oil jetties (OJ 1 to OJ 4) of Deendayal
Port Authority (DPA) OISD – 156 compliant.

(9) Procurement of 04 nos. of 100 MT & above capacity tyre mounted electric & diesel driven
(duo) HMCS with operation & comprehensive AMC (CAMC) of three years after free CAMC of
two years

DIB proposal to MOPSW has been submitted on 28.02.2023.
Simultaneously, DTP & Estimate is already prepared and is currently under Finance Coinsurance. On
approval of competent authority, the Global Tender will be hoisted immediately

(10) Electricity Distribution Business:
The license for distribution business was given to DPA by the Commissioner of Kutch in the year 1956.
Subsequently with the enactment of Electricity Act 2003, DPA has become full-fledged Distribution
Licensee at Kandla.

FY 21-22
FY 21-22% increase
Consumers825790(-) 42%
Consumption (in MUs) Million Units28.5430.15.47%
Revenue (In Cr.)23.5425.217.09%

(11) Green Port:
 DPA is providing power supply to the lunch and TUGS while in the SNA jetty. DPA is also started to
run the two nos. Mobile Harbor Cranes (HMCs) on electric power at CJ 13.
 Further, DPA has started utilizing 4.2 MW of wind power for its captive consumption which leads
to increase Renewable power share in port consumption.
 DPA is also planning to setting up the ‘Green Hydrogen Hub’ at Kandla.
 Shore to Ship Supply: DPA is planning to install 750 KW shore to Ship power supply in the first
phase under Pilot project in FY 2023-24.

(12) CSR:
DPA has installed 45 KWp of Rooftop Solar Plant at St. Joseph Hospital, Gandhidham under CSR work.
DPA constructed hall at Shri Guru Nanak school, Gandhidham
DPA provided furniture to “Bhiratna Sarmas Kanya Chhatralaya”, Mirjapur highway, Ta Bhuj
DPA constructed overhead tank for “Navjivan Viklang Sevashray”, Bhachau,

(13) LED:
DPA has installed energy efficient LED at its operational area and Residential Colonies. Total 3191 Nos. of
LED fittings have been installed at Kandla & Gandhidham in FY 2022-23 for replacement of existing
conventional HPSV fitting as well as for new installations.

(14) 34 Hectare:
DPA is planning to install 19 Nos. of High Mast Towers with 16 Nos. of 470 W LED fitting in each tower in
the FY 2023-24.

(15) 16th Berth:
DPA is planning to install 16 Nos. High Mast Towers with 16 Nos. of 470 W LED fitting in each tower in
the FY 2023-24.

(16) RGB:
DPA has installed 135 Nos. of RGB LED of 40 W each in the FY 2023-24.

(B)  Details of Procurement through GeM and outside GeM -reg. 

YearThrough GeM (in Rs.)Outside GeM (in Rs.)Total Procurement (in Rs.)GeM Procurement (%)
2022-234,57,20,355.0066,42,927.005,23,63,282.0087.31 %

The amount of Disposal of scrap (e-auction) during FY 2022-23 is Rs. 5.65 cr.

D)  Finance:

(i)   Financial Performance

The provisional financial performance for 2022-23 vis-à-vis 2021-22 is appended hereunder:

Sr NoFinancial ParametersProvisional (April 2022 toMarch, 2023)Actual (April 2021 toMarch, 2022)
 Traffic in M.M.T.137.56127.10
1Operating Income2336.291971.93
2Operating Expenditure889.00816.27
 Salary & Wages268.35253.75
 Office & Admin. Exp.38.4718.62
 Operation & Maint. Exp.402.86342.45
 Other Exp.0.1013.45
3Operating Surplus1447.291155.66
4Finance & Misc. Income548.72168.65
5Finance & Misc. Exp.103.00500.16
6Net Surplus (Before appropriation & Tax)1893.01824.15
  • The provisional Operating income increased by Rs. 364.36 crores as compared to previous year, which is pitched at 1971.93 crores on account of increase traffic by 8.23 %.
  • During the year, the port has achieved provisional Net Surplus (Before appropriation & Tax) of 1893.01 crores.

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