India to expand port facility, build new ports

Newsroom24x7 Staff

portsNew Delhi: The Government of India proposes to develop a number of new and small ports for commercial shipping transportation.

Based on the traffic and cargo scenario of the 12 Major Ports, a Master Plan has been prepared for expansion of port capacity, which includes a number of new ports.

The details of the new ports and the present status are as follows:

Major Port proposed to be developed Proposing Port Present Status Financial Implication Outcome of the project
Sagar Island (West Bengal) Kolkata Port PIB has appraised the project subject to the condition that state Government shall ensure possession of the land is available to NHAI or any other Agency providing road connectivity and to railways/agency providing rail connectivity. State Government should give an undertaking to provide 1st right of refusal to Bhor Sagar Port Ltd. in case it decided to set up / permit setting up of any new port in the state. Total Capital Cost of Phase – I  – 1464 Crore {Rs. 949 Core( to be borne by concessionaire + Rs. 515 (to be borne by SPV)}

 

 

 

 

 

Projected Traffic is to be around 3.5 MTPA in 2020 increasing to around 27 MTPA in 2035.

The Port will reduce the constraints faced by Kolkata Port like long river navigation, available draft navigation due to persistent siltation and high dredging cost.

 

Enayam near Colachel, (Tamilnadu) V. O. Chidambar-anar Port Detailed Project Report (DPR) is under preparation. The first container berth in Phase-I is expected to be operational by Dec. 2020. The Port is proposed to be developed under the Landlord model.  As per Techno-Economic Feasibility Report, total project cost is Rs. 27,570 Crores and the estimated cost of Phase- 1 development is Rs.6575Cr. Expected income generation of Rs. 1149 Cr per annum by the year 2020 as per TEFR. EXIM trade will increase and this will lead to increase employment and other benefits to the national economy.
Paradip Outer Harbour (Odisha) Paradip Port Trust Techno Economic Feasibility Report (TEFR) has been prepared. Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be completed by 30.05.2017. Project cost for initial phase is Rs. 4179 Crore and for final phase is Rs. 8767 Crore. Capacity of the Port to be augmented from 140 MTPA to 250 MTPA by 2020.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Shipping Pon. Radhakrishnan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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