Government Takes Steps to Modernize Ports (India)

Government Takes Steps to Modernize Ports

The Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan has informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question that the Cargo Traffic handled at Major and Minor ports over the last three years has been increased.

The details are as follows:

Government Takes Steps to Modernize Ports.

He further stated that the Government is taking the following steps to modernize the ports:

– Deepening of channels for improvements in drafts.

– Construction of jetties, berths, etc.

– Procurement, replacement or upgradation of port equipment.

-Improvement of rail/road projects.

– Other capacity addition projects including backup facilities.

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Dredging Today Staff, May 3, 2012

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