Vadhavan Port project gets green light

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved construction of a major deep sea port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra, India.

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According to the goverment, the Project will be constructed by Vadhavan Port Project Limited (VPPL), an SPV formed by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) and Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) with a shareholding of 74% and 26%, respectively.

The project includes development of core infrastructure, terminals and other commercial infrastructure in public-private partnerships (PPP) mode.

The new port will comprise nine container terminals, each 1000 meters long, four multipurpose berths, including the coastal berth, four liquid cargo berths, a Ro-Ro berth, and a Coast Guard berth.

The project also involves the reclamation of 1,448 hectares of area in the sea and the construction of 10.14 km of offshore breakwater and container/cargo storage areas.

Overall, the project will create a cumulative capacity of 298 million metric tons (MMT) per annum, including around 23.2 million TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalents) of container handling capacity.