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Dahanu Port to Compete Mundra: Devendra Fadnavis

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August 11, 2015

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fdnvis. Photo: Official Page of Devendra Fdnvis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fdnvis. Photo: Official Page of Devendra Fdnvis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fdnvis has said that the state's proposed port in terms of traffic in Palghar Dahanu district will compete with the port in Gujarat Mundda, reports PTI.

 
"There is natural draught of 20 metres to receive bigger ships. A feasibility study for a satellite port has been completed internally. At present, there is only one big port in Maharashtra — JNPT. The new port will be an alternative to JNPT to decongest ship movement," Fadnavis said. 
 
The Dahanu port is being positioned as a multi-cargo port and aimed at decongesting the country's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).  State-owned JNPT and the Maharashtra Maritime Board had earlier signed an agreement to build the port, which will have a capacity of up to 100 million tonnes. 
 
Mundra port in Gujarat promoted by industrialist Gautam Adani. The multi-cargo Mundra port crossed the 100-million tonne mark in 2014 and is at present the largest in the country in terms of tonnage.
 
The country's 13th major port will come up at Dahanu on fully reclaimed land and the project envisaging an investment of up to Rs 6,000 crore is likely to be completed over the next three years, the Centre had said earlier. 
 
The Dahanu port is being positioned as a multi-cargo port and aimed at decongesting the country's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).
 
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