JNPT scales new heights through in­fra projects

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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

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