Jawaharlal Nehru port near Mumbai has initiated
action for development of Dry Ports at Wardha, Jalna, Nasik and Sangali in
various parts of Maharashtra Minister of state for shipping Mr Pon
Radhakrishnan informed the Lok Sabah last week.
status of work on dry ports is as follows
Wardha: The Dry Port is proposed to be constructed over an
area of 140 Hectares in a phased manner and Phase-I involves development of
approx. 25 Hectares of the total area. Construction of the Dry port will take
about one and half years.
Jalna: The Dry Port is proposed to be
constructed over an area of 180 hectares in a phased manner. Phase-I involves
development of approx. 60 Hectares of the total area. Construction will
commence after preparation of DPR for the project..
Nashik: JNPT is planning to develop a
Dry Port at Niphad in Nashik District. The present extent of land available for
Dry port is approx. 100-110 acres. Construction will commence after the
completion of land acquisition process.
Sangali: JNPT is planning to develop a
Dry port at Ranjani Village in Sangli district. The present extent of land
available for Dry port is approx. 2500 acres. Pre-feasibility study of the
project is in progress. Construction will commence one year after finalization
of land acquisition process.
proposals for setting up inland container depots which are considered as dry
ports, container freight stations and Air Freight stations are received from
central and state government public sector undertakings and private developers
from time to time.
ministerial committee has been functioning under the Commerce department to
give single window clearance to these agencies for setting up ICDs and
container freight stations in the country, the minister told the lower house of