The government is committed for infrastructure development and the track
record of last three years has increased the faith of the investors which has
resulted in 76 times oversubscription of IPO of Cochin Shipyard Ltd., a
government flagship company, said Union Minister of Shipping, Nitin Gadkari,
said in Mumbai. He was the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the renovated BSE
international convention Hall and Listing of equity shares of Cochin Shipyard
LTD on August 11.
Speaking on the occasion he signifies the success of government’s economic
policies, friendly approach for development, transparency and corruption free
The efficiency of the government ports has increased by 2.86 per cent in
comparison to private ports. The Minister also said that in the shipping
industry there is a lot of potential for ship building and ship repairs.
He said “In the next 15 days work on 10 inland waterways will be started in
the different parts of the country. Inland waterways is a game changer. It is
going to reduce the logistic cost and this will help industry in export
promotion and creating more employment.”
The Minister also said work is on in the“12 express highways and Mumbai to
Vadodara Express Highway work worth Rs. 44000 crores will get started in the
next three months.”
Mr Gadkari released a souvenir POISED FOR GROWTH Trends in the Indian
Maritime Sector at the function.
Mr Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE, Mr Madhu Nair, CMD, Cochin
Shipyard Ltd., Ms. Varsha Purandare, MD & CEO, SBI Capital Markets Ltd. and
other dignitaries were present on the occasion.