Construction approved for new port in Maharashtra, India

Construction approved for new port in Maharashtra, India

The Indian Union Council of Ministers chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have approved construction of a new port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra state. The project will be undertaken by Vadhavan Port Project (VPPL), a special purpose vehicle formed by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) and Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) with a shareholding of 74 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively.

The Vadhavan Port will be developed as an all-weather Greenfield deep-draught major port in Vadhavan in Maharashtra's Palghar District. The total project cost, including the land acquisition component, is INR762.2 billion (US$9.13 billion).

The port will comprise nine container terminals, four multi-purpose berths, four liquid cargo berths, a Ro-Ro berth, and a coast guard berth. The project will involve the reclamation of 1,448 hectares of area in the sea and the construction of 10.14 kilometres of offshore breakwater and container/cargo storage areas. The project will create a cumulative capacity of 298 million tonnes per annum, including around 23.2 million TEUs of container handling capacity.

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