The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping &
Waterways and Ayush, SarbanandaSonowal today unveiled a slew of initiatives
to ramp up capacity at Kandla port - one of India’s major ports. With an
estimated investment of `280
crores, the initiatives will boost capacity at the Kandla port of Deendayal
The Union Minister inaugurated the Oil Jetty No. 7 at
Old Kandla which was built with an investment of `
73.92 crores. This jetty, with a capacity of 2 MMTPA, will enhance the liquid
handling capacity of mainly edible oil to satiate the projected requirements.
With an augmented capacity to handle cargo, it will bring down the waiting time
(pre-berthing detention time) of vessels and other related assets.
SarbanandaSonowal also laid down foundation stones for
development of Back Up Area of Oil Jetty No 8 to 10 - with an estimated
investment of ` 98.41 crores;
development of four lane Road common Corridor From LC-236 B to 16th Cargo Berth
along Railway Line - with an estimated investment cost of `
67 crores as well as construction of Dome Shaped Storage Shed inside CJ area
Phase II - with an estimated investment cost of `39.66
crores. All these projects are scheduled to be completed by 2024.
the inauguration of the jetty, more number of ships will now be accommodated as
improved turnaround time will benefit both shipping companies as well as port
users. The jetty is T-shaped Jetty with Length of 110 m and Breadth of 12.40 m
which can handle the large size of vessel upto 65000 DWT and 13 m depth. This
project has led to an indirect employment of around 1000 plus and direct
employment of around 250 plus employment opportunities, during the construction
The event was also attended by the Union Minister of
State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Tourism, Shri ShripadYessoNaik;
the Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Shri Shantanu
Thakur; the Member of Parliament (MP) of Kachchh Shri VinodbhaiChavda and the
Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Gandhidham; Shri MaltibenMaheswarialong
with top officials & employees of Deendayal Port Authority; the Ministry of
Ports, Shipping &Waterwasy and other distinguished guest.
Port Authority is the largest liquid handling port in the country. It handles
all kinds of liquid bulk i.e. petroleum products, petrochemicals, acids,
liquefied gases and vegetable oils. Keeping the future vision and port
expansion as well as per the demand of Port Users, DPA has initiated the action
for development of land parcel of 554 Acres (225 Ha), in the associated Oil
Jetty No. 8 to 11. The land parcel of 554 Acres will be will be utilized for
Tank farm development with the Tentative Tankage Capacity of 2.28 million KL.
The proposed back-up area will be connected to the Oil Jetties, the piperacks
from the jetties will be capable feeding into both the tank farms.
A separate common corridor/Road from LC-236B (New ROB)
to 16th CB along railway line will be built for smooth cargo operation of Port
and accommodating the existing and up-coming traffic of Cargo berth No. 11 to
17. Phase I of the work is to expected to be completed in 18 months with an
estimated cost of Rs.67.00 Cr. The proposed work comprises of Four lane Road
having length of 6.5 km with flexible pavement. The dome shaped storage shed
has 04 nos. godowns of total 24,000 M2 area with storage capacity of 1.05 lakhs
M.T. to be constructed in Phase-II. These 4 godowns of size 200m X 30m to be
constructed in place of G-22 & G-23. This proposed godowns are
self-supported roofing system type without any intermediate supporting
structure between roof & floor, resulting more working height for cargo
handling, suitable for bulk cargo through hydraulic system.