Gati Shakti: JNPA takes up several projects

Projects such as JNPA-SEZ, fourth container terminal, additional liquid cargo jetty, dry ports, berthing facility and the like will not only be a catalyst for port-based industrialization, but also make EXIM trade more efficient with ease of operation, according to Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPA.

India’s premier container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), recently announced to have undertaken multiple projects aligning with the Prime Minister Gati Shakti. The  JNPA held a media briefing event to highlight the progress and the outcome of these developmental projects in line with Prime Minister Gati Shakti National Master Plan for multimodal connectivity.

Gati Shakti aims to reduce logistics costs, develop world-class infrastructure in order to make EXIM efficient, and benefit citizens by saving cost and time and fastening the pace of development in the country. The roadmap, roads, railways, airports, ports, mass transport, waterways, and logistics, will play a major role in the integrated economic growth of the country. It is based on seven engines of growth. Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPA, led the media briefing in the presence of senior officials from Railways, Customs, PSA Mumbai, IPRCL, NHAI and JNPT. Officials from the Union and state ministries also took part online.

Stressing on its projects and contribution towards the aim of Gati Shakti, Sethi said, “The projects such as JNPA-SEZ, Fourth Container Terminal, additional Liquid Cargo Jetty among others will be a catalyst for port-based industrialization in India and make the EXIM trade even more efficient with ease of operation. These projects under Gati Shakti will contribute to all-inclusive progress and development of the nation.”

It may be noted the JNPA is one of the premier container handling ports. Commissioned on 26 May 1989 in less than three decades of its operations, it transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to become the premier container port in India.

Aligned with the Gati Shakti, JNPA has undertaken various projects such as Coastal Berth, JNPA SEZ, Centralized Parking Plaza, Fourth Container Terminal, Road Widening, Dry Port at Wardha & Jalna, Berthing facility for ROPAX/RORO, Common Railyard, and Additional Liquid Cargo Jetty. These projects will boost the EXIM trade and bolster the economy of the nation.