JNPT allocates funds for modern infrastructure
JNPT administration is all geared up to provide the requisite modern infrastructure and services that will be required for the 4th terminal coming up at JNPT within next four years.
The administration has initiated a number of projects while others are in the pipeline to achieve the objective. Funds have been allocated for the development of world class infrastructure.
Speaking at a press conference, JNPT chairman Anil Diggikar said, “There is a need to upgrade the infrastructure and amenities at JNPT to increase global business. Several plans are being implemented for the purpose.”
“The primary among them is road-widening work. To enable easy movement of container consignments from JNPT, the four lane roads will be converted to 6 to 8 lanes. JNPT, national highway and CIDCO have together formed a company JNPT port road for the purpose.”
He added, “For speedy transport of goods through the sea, the depth of the channel upto 34 km from the port will be increased upto 15 m. The project will cost an estimated Rs2029 crore.”
Work on the railway route which is part of the project has begun, he said. “In the second phase work on Vadodara to JNPT railway route will be taken up. Rs200 crore will be spent for the purpose,”Diggikar said.
For the import and export of container goods, a Rs 330 m additional container jetty costing Rs 600 will be constructed. To handle additional liquid consignments, a Rs 796 crore terminal will be constructed.
The central and state government are for the first time planning a concept of satellite port. The Rs 9167 cr project will come up in Wadhan area of Dahanu in Thane district. It is expected to be ready by 2023.
JNPT has also prepared plans for construction of dry ports at Jalna and Vardha for easy transportation of farmers’ and industrialists’ produce and goods.
The Rs400 crore project will help build warehouses over 185 ha land in Jalna and 160 ha warehouse in Vardha. The road below Panel flyover is flooded, making it accident-prone.