Six mega port clusters to be developed by 2047, enhancing maritime infrastructure and capacity, announced by Minister Sonowal.
Six port clusters, out of which four are port clusters, namely Cochin-Vizhinjam Port cluster, Galathea South Bay Port, Chennai-Kamarajar-Cuddalore Port cluster, Paradip, and Other Non-Major Ports cluster, with a capacity of more than 300 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), and two port clusters, namely Deendayal and Tuna Tekra Port cluster, Jawaharlal Nehru-Vadhavan Port cluster, with a capacity of more than 500 MTPA, are to be developed as mega ports by the year 2047. The activities to be undertaken by major ports for augmentation of capacity and improving infrastructure are included in the Maritime AmritKaal Vision, 2047. The works for infrastructure enhancement and capacity augmentation in the major ports are already in progress through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode and also through internal resources.
This information was provided by the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on February 9.