The shipping Ministry has told the Maritime State Development Council that
it has taken up 98 Port connectivity projects worth rs 45,051 crores but did
not identify the ports which will be benefited by this huge central investment.
completed; 85 in various states of implementation
The ministry said 13 of these projects have been completed while 85 of them
are in various states of development and implementation.
connectivity projects worth rs 75,213 crores taken up jointly with the Indian
The ministry also said as many as 91 Port Rail connectivity projects worth
rs 75,213 crores have been taken up jointly with the Indian railways , major
ports and Maritime boards. 28 of them have been completed while 63 are in
various stages of development and implementation. Here too the beneficiary
Ports have not been identified in the official press release.
The only port connectivity project which has hogged the national headlines
is the Western and Eastern dedicated freight corridor project which gets
reviewed by both Prime Minister and Railway minister on a periodic basis. This
corridor developed at a cost of several thousand crores will also help ports in
Gujarat to get better connectivity to the North Indian hinterland. Goods loaded
at these ports will reach national capital region within a few hours when the
corridor is commissioned early next year.
connectivity projects the meeting concluded PPP mode not suitable
The meeting discussed the issue of funding the port connectivity project
and came to conclusion at the public private partnership mode is not suited for
this program and that a Special purpose vehicle should be set up along the central,
state governments along with private players
Floating jetties have unique advantages in comparison with the convention
jetties, like cost-effectiveness, speedy construction, minimal environmental
impact, flexibility to expand and relocate, suitable for the locations with
high tidal variation etc.
NTCPWC, IIT Madras
to prepare DPR for more than 150 floating jetties across Indian Coastline
National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways & Coasts (NTCPWC), IIT
Madras was given the mandate to prepare the Detailed Project Report for
developing more than 150 floating jetties across Indian Coastline and the work
is in progress. It is proposed to utilize the floating jetties majorly for
fishing harbours/fish landing centers, and seaplane operations.
The Ministry of Ports and shipping informed that the states/UTs are
encouraged to explore using floating jetties/platforms for their project and
requested states/UTs to identify more locations for developing floating
jetties. Projects may be considered for funding from Sagarmala after the due
approval of the proposal