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Kol port plans to boost river cruise, build tunnel under river

Additionally, he highlighted that to decongest the port, a project has been taken up at Balagarh at a cost of Rs 400 crore and for which a DPR (detailed project report) has been made. He said the project will be implemented over 300 acres of land, where two jetties will be built for handling containers and bulk cargo. This will take goods traffic off the road and instead barges can take goods via waterways directly to Balagarh for further dispatch.

Kol port plans trade via Indo-Bangla route

The port also plans to develop an integrated and seamless end to end delivery infrastructure and organizational system, connecting not only Pandu, Silchar and Karimganj in Assam, but also Tripura and Mizoram via Chattogram, in addition to development of cargo connectivity to Barak valley all the way to Sittwe in Myanmar.

Sonowal flags off maiden voyage of steel from Haldia

Additionally, the Kolkata Port also signed an MoU with BPCL, a central government public sector enterprise, for developing logistics chain for movement of feed stock like naptha, propane etc. from HDC through rail / coastal shipping. In return, the finished products and by products are to be routed for distribution. To aid this, tankage facilities for storing imported feed stock may be set up at HDC.

Kolkata Port aims to increase connectivity, simplify processes

Kidderpore docks designated for IWT trade and HDC to be the hub of LNG on the east coast, the port aspires to provide competitive services to its stakeholders and be the port of choice not only for hinterland and North-East India but also Eastern water grid including BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal) & Myanmar.