CIDCO to develop area around JNPT

The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) on Tuesday announced that it would develop 273.69 sq km area around the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) region to address the issues of port related activities. CIDCO has established a separate team under Pradnya Saravade, IPS and CIDCO’s Vigilance Chief for the area named as Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Influence Area (JNPTIA).

The area around JNPT port is expanding due to increasing port activities. Considering the expanding port activities the infrastructure around the port is not up to the mark and hence in order to address those issues the area identified as JNPTIA would be developed providing engineering and social infrastructure, traffic management with latest technology and growth of surrounding villages, CIDCO said on Tuesday.

Out of the total 273.69 sq km area, 112.35 sq km falls in Navi Mumbai, 72.49 sq km in Uran taluka of Khopta and 89.12 sq km in NAINA.

CIDCO revealed that it has appointed consultants and necessary traffic and other surveys in co-ordination with JNPT. Further, 330 hectares of logistic hub is also planned in Chirle-Belondkhar area close to JNPT and Dronagiri node.

Over 30 villages and 53 settlements fall under JNPTIA for which a development package consisting of physical and social infrastructure, skill up gradation and placement support would also be taken in to consideration. In addition, a 100 beds trauma center in Dronagiri along State Highway-54 is also proposed, CIDCO said.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the fourth container terminal at JNPT. The port of Singapore has been awarded the estimated Rs 8000 crore worth terminal project that would be completed in two phases by the end of 2017. The project is said to double the cargo handling capacity of the port to 10 million standard units from present 4.5 million standard units.

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