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India to Establish New Multi Modal Terminal in Varanasi

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 15, 2016

 Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has layed the foundation stone for a multi-modal terminal at Varanasi.

 
The phase-I of the multi-modal terminal will be built by AFCONS Infrastructure at an estimated cost of Rs.170 crore and is slated to completed by August 2018.
 
“The terminal will have road and rail connectivity with proposed links on NH-7 and Jeonathpur railway station respectively,” the Union Shipping Ministry said in a statement. 
 
The cargo handling capacity of the Terminal on completion of Phase 1 is estimated to be 1.2 million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA). The cargo that will be handled at the Terminal includes stone chips, cement, food grains, fertilisers, sugar etc. 
 
The Terminal will have facilities including berthing space for two vessels simultaneously, storage area, transit shed, parking areas, among others. The Terminal will also have a floating jetty for passenger transportation. 
 

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