Union Minister inaugurates facilities at Kamarajar port

Chennai: Union Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya during his visit to the Kamarajar port, Mandaviya inaugurated the newly constructed parking yard, new gate complex and guest house.

These projects have been developed at a cost of Rs 61.39 crores. Chairman-cum-managing director, Kamarajar Port Sunil Paliwal briefed the minister about different areas in which the port is trying to diversify its operations.

Later, Mandaviya held an interactive session with the terminal operators and other stakeholders of the port. Kamarajar Port has its cargo terminals operated mostly on PPP and captive user model. The stakeholders expressed their satisfaction over the cooperation of Kamarajar Port in conducting the terminal operations. According to a press release, Kamarajar Port is the youngest amongst the twelve major ports under Ministry of Shipping and is the only corporatised port. It handled 34.50 million tonnes cargo in the financial year 2018-19.

NT Bureau