The government will use 175 hectares in the 1st phase of the river port project | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: Although the state government has identified 300 hectares of land for the development of a river port on the Mahanadi in the village of Akhadasali in Kendrapada districts Mahakalapada block, only 175 hectares will be used in the first phase, official sources said. The remaining part will be used for the future development of the installation. In addition, the first phase will see the development of 18.43 MMTPA of the port’s planned cargo handling capacity of 45.88 MMTPA.
The government has given its approval in principle to the Paradip Port Authority (APP) to establish the port on the left bank of the Mahanadi. Out of the total estimated cost of Rs 4,000 crore, almost Rs 2,085 crore will be spent in the first phase to establish the facility, the sources added.
While in addition to land the government will provide other facilities for the project, the PPA is likely to develop supporting infrastructure such as rail and road connectivity and port dredging needs which will be connected to the road national 53 and the Haridaspur-Paradip railway line. for the transport of goods.
When commissioned, the port will provide direct and indirect employment opportunities to more than 4,000 people in the first phase and approximately 1,700 more in the second phase. “The port was designed to meet the transport needs of Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.

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