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KPT board revises its resolution to name Kandla after Pandit Dindayal Upadhayay

Ignoring the local displeasure from various sections including strongest one from non-other than Kutch monarch of erstwhile princely state of Kutch, Maharao Pragmalji, the third, the govt is firm in its resolve to name Kandla port after the late saffron leader Pandit Din Dayal Upadhayay even though the great leader has no Kutch connection in any manner.The suggestion for the naming of Kandla had come from Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first maiden visit to Kandla last May. 

The port management immediately acted and sent a formal resolution of the board as required under the act to the shipping ministry for its ratification. But it was not accepted by the ministry in that form as the resolution was based on various letters of the saffron party ruled local resolution. The revised resolution was adopted in the KPT board’s last meeting last week and it has now been sent to the ministry once again for its formal approval. Once this is done, the port would be renamed. 

The board in its meeting number five of 2017-18 also deliberated on various developmental issues of the port, specially connected with environment. The most important one related to wind power proposal for installation, supply and commissioning of 14 MW wind power project outside Kutch- at Chotila in Saurshtra region- by Suzlon was okayed.The benefit of the project would be that the port trust would get its entire power supply from this clean energy. The board also assigned the work to Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology for enhancing environmental quality of KPT area. 

The board also Okayed the proposal to allow operation and maintenance of mobile towers installed at Kandla by various mobile phone operators on purely temporary basis till the finalization of fresh allotment through e-tender cum e-auction process. 

The board also okayed a scheme for imparting fireman training to students passing six month fire fighting courses from the govt recognised colleges and institutes at Kandla. 

The board also decided not to levy crane berth charges from vessels which are shifted from non-crane berth to crane berth for convenience of the port.


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