The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), India’s premier container port, announced yesterday that it has undertaken multiple projects aligning with the PM’s initiative of ‘Gati Shakti.’ The JNPA held a media briefing event to highlight the progress and the outcome of these developmental projects in line with PM Gati Shakti- National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity.
Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA, led the briefing event in the presence of senior officials from Railways, Customs, PSA Mumbai, IPRCL, NHAI key and JNPT Hods. The briefing event was virtually attended by various key participants from the Central & State Ministries.
PM Gati Shakti aims to reduce logistics costs, develop world-class infrastructure to make EXIM efficient, and benefit citizens by saving cost and time and fastening the pace of development in the country. It touted to play a major role in the integrated economic growth of the country. It is based on seven engines of growth – roads, railways, airports, ports, mass transport, waterways, and logistics.
Stressing on JNPA’s projects and its features contributing towards the aim of Gati Shakti, Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA stated, “The projects like JNPA-SEZ, Fourth Container Terminal, additional Liquid Cargo Jetty, etc. will be a catalyst for port-based industrialization in India and make the EXIM trade even more efficient with ease of operation. JNPA is the leading port in the country that provides state of the art facilities. These projects under Gati Shakti will contribute to all-inclusive progress and development of the nation.”
Aligned with the PM Gati Shakti, the JNPA has undertaken various projects like Coastal Berth, JNPA SEZ, Centralized Parking Plaza, Fourth Container Terminal, Road Widening, Dry Port at Wardha & Jalna, Berthing facility for ROPAX/RORO, Common Railyard, Additional Liquid Cargo Jetty etc. These projects will further boost the EXIM trade and bolster the nation’s economy.
The JNPA at Navi Mumbai is one of the premier container handling ports in India which has transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to the premier container port in the country. Currently, the JNPA operates five container terminals, a Shallow Water Berth for general cargo, another Liquid Cargo Terminal which is managed by BPCL-IOCL consortium and newly a constructed coastal berth.