Adani Petronet has received green clearance for the third phase expansion of its Dahej port in Bharuch district of Gujarat that will entail an investment of about ₹ 464.32 crore.

Adani Petronet (Dahej) Port Pvt (APPPL), a joint venture of Adani Enterprise and Petronet LNG, has developed the Dahej port in a phased manner. The third phase expansion will entail raising cargo-handling capacity to 23 mtpa from 11.7 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and development of other supporting infrastructure.

“As per the recommendations of the expert appraisal committee (EAC), the environment ministry has given environmental and CRZ (coastal regulation zone) clearance for expansion of Adani Petronet’s Dahej port in Bharuch,” a senior government official said.

Among the conditions specified, the company has been asked to carry out the construction activity strictly according to the provisions of CRZ Notification, 2011.

The company should ensure there is no damage to the existing mangroves patches near site and there is free flow of water to avoid damage to the mangroves. It should also ensure that no creeks or rivers should be blocked due to any activities at the project site.