Ashwin B. Pandya, has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Water Commission & Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. He was holding additional charge of the post since November, 2013. A graduate in Civil Engineering from Saurashtra University and post-graduate in Structural Engineering from IIT, Delhi, Pandya joined the Central Water Engineering Service in CWC in October, 1977 as Assistant Director.
Ajeya Kallam, Chairman of Vizag Port informed that the port expects to complete Rs 2,000 crore worth of capacity augmenting projects through public-private partnership mode by 2015-16.
Through these projects, the port authority plans to raise its cargo handling capacity to 140 million tonne from the present 66 million tonne. Of the nine projects, the port has already taken up six under the PPP mode with an investment of Rs 1,500 crore, he said.
Differential tariffs for major and minor or private ports will have a debilitating impact on investment in major ports such as JNPT, says L Radhakrishnan, Chairman, JNPT, in an interview with Janaki Krishnamoorthi. Over the years, the Indian ports sector has witnessed structural changes, with state monopoly gradually giving way to greater private sector participation in port investÂment.