Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Jaigad, Dinghi, Revas Port works to be expedited

Development work of ports to be expedited :CM

Mumbai, May 21: Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today assured that the development works of Revas, Dighi and Jaigad ports in Konkan region would be expedited.

He was speaking after a presentation of the development works of these three ports at Mantralaya here.

Revas port development is being handled by Revas Port Ltd. The port is situated in the middle of the deep sea and hence state of the art facilities would be made available at this multi purpose port. Apart from handling cargo, there would be facility for handling liquid gas,coal and car. In the first phase, the port will have handling capacity of 48 million tonne and by 2040, there will be capacity of handling 130 million tonne of cargo.

The project costs Rs 5114 crore out of which Rs 1534 crore will be financed by private parties and rest raised through loan.

Dighi port is being developed by DPL group. The first project is worth Rs 600 crore. The construction is expected to begin this month itself. Cargo handling will begin from this port by March 2009.

Permissions have been received to construct four lane road to the highway from the port and also linkage to the railway route.

JSW Infrastructure and Logistics Ltd is handling the development of Jaigad fort. The tenders will be issued in August 2007 and construction work will begin from September. The first phase construction will be completed by March 2009. Bharti Shipyard ltd is constructing a modern shipyard at Usgaon near the Dabhol port in Ratnagiri district. A presentation about the shipyard was also made to the Chief Minister.

--- UNI

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