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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Shipping

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 152
TO BE ANSWERED ON 9TH OF NOVEMBER, 2010
Implementation of NMDP

 

152. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of SHIPPING be pleased to state:
Whether the National Maritime Development Programme (NMDP) is being implemented by Government;
If so, the details thereof;
Whether NMDP has covered the Mangalore Port in Karnataka;
If so, the number of projects which have been taken up at the port and what is their cost, project- wise; and
By when these projects will be completed?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF SHIPPING
(SHRI G.K. VASAN)

& (b): The Ministry of Shipping formulated a National Maritime Development Programme (NMDP) to implemenet 276 specific programmes/ schemes covering the entire gamut of activities in the ports with the objective to upgrade and modernize the port infrastructure in India that will enable it to benchmark its performance against global standards.
( c) & (e): New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) is also covered under the NMDP and the total number of projects identified for NMPT are 20 out of which two projects have been completed and five projects have been taken up/ are in progress. The details of completed projects and projects taken up, their cost and date of completion is given below:

PROJECTS COMPLETED AT NMPT


Sl No.

Name of the project

Estimated Cost (Rs. In crores)

Date of completion

1.

Construction of Additional General Cargo Berth (Construction of Deep Draft Multi- purpose Berth)

44.54 (Actual Expr. 45.45)

March, 2008

2.

Procurement of Harbour Tugs

25.00 (Actual Expr. 23.80)

Dec., 2009

PROJECTS IN PROGRESS AT NMPT

Sl. No.

Name of the project

Estimated Cost (Rs. In crores)

Estimated year of completion

1.

Improvement to Port Roads & Development of storage yards.

50.00

March, 2012

2.

Road connectivity to the port

19.65

December, 2010

3.

Development of Marshalling Yard

40.00

March, 2012

4.

Development of Coal Handling Facilities

230.00

June, 2011

5.

Setting up of mechanized Iron Ore handling facilities at berth No. 14 on BOT basis.

296.03

June, 2012