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Azhicode Port to be developed soon

Government of Kerala is keen to invite global e-tenders to find a private partner to develop the Azhicode port in Kannur district of Kerala. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 45,000 million and development of the port will provide a boost to industrial activities in northern Kerala. Currently, the port does not have berthing facilities for bigger vessels and the government has sought a private partner to indulge in capital dredging. The port is expected to have a wharf to unload coal (for Cheemani thermal plant), a cement terminal and a general cargo terminal. Land acquisition for the project is on and some part of development have also been completed as per the development plant

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Mundra Port has submitted the bid to develop the port in November 2010

Mangalore Fisheries port to be developed at Rs.5670 million

A development plan for the Mangalore fisheries port with project cost estimated at Rs.5670 million had been sent to the centre for approval. Currently, the jetty at the fisheries is 603 meters could not accommodate 1500 different kind of boats and it needs to be extended by 502 meters southwards. Besides, this an additional jetty of 579 meters have to be developed in Bengre. These projects involve works related to dredging, levelling works, , radio communication tower, RCC box bridge, rainwater harvesting system etc,

Railways keen to connect 3 ports in West Bengal

Railways is considering to provide rail connectivity to 3 ports – Haldia, Diamond Harbour and Sagar Island. A 2 km new rail line will be laid from the port to Diamond Harbour railway station, however, the container terminal project is inlimbo for 2 years and a rail may provide impetus. Next is the Haldia Dock two, where a rail line is proposed for 8 kms to connect Haldia-Panskura rail network. A 32 km road cum rail link is considered to provide connectivity for the Sagar Island port.

Kulpi Port – pro active government measures needed

Kulpi Port – had been mooted 15 years back on the bank of Hooghly river in West Bengal. However, the project has not taken off from the drawing board stage due to poor response from state and central governments. Land acquisition and infrastructure development which are pre-requisites should have been taken proactively by the state but it is sleepy. Now, an experienced DP World has majority stake in the promoting company, things may change.

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