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Move to revive Wadavan port

In a bid to revive the controversial Wadhavan Port project to give a further boost to cargo handling capacity in the West coast, the Jawaharlal Nehru port has sought to rescind the twenty five year old order of the local authority prohibiting the construction of a major port in the predominantly tribal Dahanu eco sensitive zone according to media reports.

 

Former shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari announced the construction of  Mega port at Wadavan in 2014

 

The former union shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari announced the construction of  Mega port at Wadavan soon after he assumed office in 2014 along with other sites including Colachel transshipment terminal. All these port projects received the sanction of the cabinet committee on economic affairs. None of these port projects have taken off during the last eight years.

 

The Wadavan port project faced stiff opposition from both local fishermen and tribal groups who cited this order of the local authority banning construction of the port on environmental grounds. The idea was dropped then.

 

Ports Ministry has given the nod for building a satellite port for JNPT at Wadavan

 

Wadavan Port project  has been revived and the Ports Ministry has given the nod for building a satellite port for JNPT at Wadavan to World class standards. Work of constructing the port has been left to JNPT.

 

JNPT has five container terminals and would soon reach a saturation point. While Mundra port in Gujarat has emerged as the largest port of the country, JNPT remains a leader in container handling among the public sector ports. Both the ports are connected to the North Indian hinterland through dedicated freight corridor operated by the railways.
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