JNPT scales new heights through infra projects
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has attained substantial growth over the last four years. The port is expected to mushroom positively with the execution of many infrastructure projects, informed Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, and Shipping and Water Resources, GoI. Gadkari was addressing at a performance review of JNPT in the first five months of the current financial year.He said that he is confident that the port would meet its target of one crore container handling capacity by 2022. He also applauded the profit growth of 16 per cent achieved last year. Highlighting the development of dry ports at Wardha, Jalna, Nashik and Sangli, which will promote hinterland cargo, he mentioned that the work is in progress and JNPT is also
`300 working towards additional revenue generation of over Crore per year through various new projects. Speaking of the SEZ, he said
`170 that six plots have been allotted with the investment of Crore and is expected to generate 2500 jobs for the locals. Other nine plots and FTWZ are under auction. He also expects that 80 per cent of the SEZ land will be allotted by November 2018. Gadkari also made a special mention of JNPT employees who had contributed `35
Lakh towards Kerala flood relief.
Gadkari handing a cheque of `35 Lakh, contributed by JNPT employees, to the Kerala flood relief