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Gati Shakti will catalyse economy, affirm infrastructure experts

Gati Shakti will catalyse economy, affirm infrastructure experts

Timelines for DPRs and land acquisition of projects will also be shortened Mega projects like Navi Mumbai International Airport, Sagarmala, Coastal Road, Mumbai Trans-harbour Link, Noida International Airport among others are likely to witness economic benefits with the implementation of Gati Shakti as timelines for DPRs and land acquisition have been shortened stated experts at...

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Tata Steel completes maiden multi-modal shipment of TMT bars

Tata Steel completes maiden multi-modal shipment of TMT bars

Multimodal logistics via waterways will decarbonise the steel sector Tata Steel had shipped about 1,800 tonnes of finished steel products from Haldia Port in West Bengal to Pandu Port in Assam using the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) route through the Brahmaputra River.The products, including TMT bars, arrived at Haldia on rail before loading into river barges...

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Spurring a Sea Change

Spurring a Sea Change

The draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020, has many positives, but it should safeguard state autonomy and plug holes. The wish list is for an act that will make India’s coastline future-ready – safe harbours, unimpeded access, water deep enough for the largest vessels, no risk of noise, dirt and danger associated with loading and unloading...

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BOT operators of ports ask govt to resolve issues in port policies

BOT operators at major ports handling a single commodity have urged the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways to address issues with port policies that are affecting their operations.Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to make India self-sufficient, the government has implemented reforms and policy changes to reduce India’s reliance on...

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Major Port Authorities Act to Decentralise Decision-Making

Major Port Authorities Act to Decentralise Decision-Making

The Major Port Authorities Act, 2020, is aimed at decentralising decision-making and infusing professionalism in the governance of 13 major ports. The act seeks to impart faster and transparent decision-making to benefit stakeholders and improve project execution capabilities by reorienting the governance model in central ports to the landlord port model in line with the...

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Spurring a Sea Change

Spurring a Sea Change

The draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020, has many positives, but it should safeguard state autonomy and plug holes. The wish list is for an act that will make India’s coastline future-ready – safe harbours, unimpeded access, water deep enough for the largest vessels, no risk of noise, dirt and danger associated with loading and unloading...