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Setting up of dry ports in Maharashtra

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.

The 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.

The 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.

An inter 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 Parliament.

 

 

 

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