78 Port Projects Worth Over Rs 50,000 Crore In Pipeline: Government

78 Port Projects Worth Over Rs 50,000 Crore In Pipeline: Government

Shipping Ministry is supervising implementation of 33 projects worth Rs 32,000 crore, while 45 projects with an investment of everywhere Rs 18,414 crore are under process, Parliament was informed on February 25.

“As on date, 33 public private partnership (PPP) plans having expected cost of Rs 32,001.30 crore and 280.97 million tonnes capability are under implementation phase,” Minister of State for Transport P Radhakrishnan told in a written response to Lok Sabha.

Moreover, 45 projects with Rs 18,414.72 crore investments and 282.52 million tonnes capability are under process in main docks across the country, he added. In a separate query, the minister told no resources has been to be paid so far for setting up two new main ports, each one at Sagar Island in West Bengal and Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

“On the other hand, the expected cost of Sagar Port in West Bengal and Dugarajapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh is Rs 11,921 crore and Rs 17,615 crore, respectively,” he added.

In one more query, Radhakrishnan told a draft National Perspective Plan (NPP) for comprehensive growth of India’s coastline and maritime area has been prepared in February, 2016. As part of the NPP, more than 150 infrastructure plans have been recognized.

These plans have been recognized across the regions of Port Modernisation & New Port Development, Port Connectivity Enhancement, Port-led Industrial Development and Coastal Community Development, he added.

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