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Hon’ble President of India laid foundation stones of Multiple Projects of more than Rs.280 crs at Deendayal Port, Kandla Ushering a new era of development

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GANDHIDHAM : Hon’ble President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu, laid the foundation stones of four important Projects worth more than Rs. 280 crores of Deendayal Port Authority, Kandla at Gujarat. These Projects will enhance Port Infrastructure along with boosting its Logistics performance as well as the overall Economic Growth for its entire hinterland. These projects will also improve the cargo handling capacity of the port along with further improvement in the turnaround time of the Ships and faster evacuation of the cargo.

The project of Construction of New Dome Shaped Godowns inside Cargo Jetty Area with Project Cost of Rs. 69.51 crores will have extended working height, resulting in more cargo handling, further suitable for unloading the bulk cargo through hydraulic system by Trucks / Transport vehicles of fifth generation.

The Upgradation of Plots & Storm Water Drains in 66 Hectare Area inside Cargo Jetty Area with Project Cost of Rs. 80 crores will upgrade the Plots/ Storage Area including utility services like Concrete Roads, Storm Water Drains network, pipe conduit for electrical cables, Paving and labour amenity, facilities like drinking water, toilets, and
rest-shelters for workers.
The Upgradation of Plots, Roads and Storm Water Drains in another 40 Hectare Area inside Cargo Jetty Area with Project Cost of Rs. 47 Crores will increase the handling & storage capacity inside Custom Bonded Area and help in boosting Import / Export of Dry Cargo with capacity of 8.8 lakhs MT.

The project of Upgradation of Tuna Road from Two Lane to Four Lane with Project Cost of Rs. 87.32 Crores will result into faster Cargo evacuation, looking to the increase in Traffic handling at Port and accommodate future Port Traffic seamlessly. It will provide much desired connectivity to the Port from the National Highway and provide a face–lift
to the approach roads to the Port in line with Gati Shakti. The project will also benefit the proposed Jetties to be developed by the DPA on PPP.

Hon’ble President of India acknowledged the achievement of Deendayal Port for being the number one port of the country in terms of cargo handled and appreciated that the Gujarat Ports handled about 40% cargo of the entire country. She also praised the achievements of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and its various efforts for
increasing the cargo handling capacity of the Deendayal Port through these Projects which will be beneficial to the entire region.

Deendayal Port Authority-Kandla of MoPSW 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 and has handled 12.04 MMT cargo in July 2022 which is all time highest handling in a single month. The Port had handled highest ever cargo to the
tune of 127.1 MMT for the year 2021-22. The Port had also handled Roll Off of 4 Super Over Dimension Packages Cargo at Bunder Basin Jetty Area-Kandla. DPA, Kandla has also augmented full automation of Gate Operations at Port in partnership with M/s.CEL and in guidance of M/s.NISG initiated RFID based Access Control System “e-Drishti”.
Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India, as part of its commitment for the development of Port Sector in India has identified 74 projects worth ~Rs. 57,000 Cr. under Sagarmala Programme in the state of Gujarat. Out of which, 15 projects worth ~Rs. 9,000 Cr. have been completed; 33 projects worth more than Rs. 25,000 Cr. are under implementation and 26 projects worth ~Rs. 22,700 Cr. are under development. These projects are being implemented by central line ministries, major ports, state maritime board and other state agencies.

Hon’ble President of India during her visit to Gujarat has dedicated and laid foundation stones of total various projects worth more than Rs.1300 crores related to Hospital buildings, Irrigation projects, Road connectivity and Ports. The program had august presence of Shri Acharya Devvrat, Hon’ble Governor of Gujarat; Shri Bhupendrabhai
Patel, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat;ShriShripad Yesso Naik, Hon’ble Minister of State or Ports,Shipping and Waterways& Tourism, Government of India;Shri Rushikesh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of Health, GoG; Shri Naresh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Development, GoG; Smt. Nimishaben Suthar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Tribal
Development and Health & Family Welfare, GoG; Shri Bhushan Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Government of India and Shri S.K. Mehta, IFS, Chairman, Deendayal Port Authority-Kandla.

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