Gadkari reviews NMPT performance

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 16, 2015

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has asked New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) to take up the LNG terminal project at the port in fast track mode.

Reviewing the performance of NMPT in Mangaluru on Tuesday, he asked NMPT and MRPL to commission the project by June 2017.

He said the terminal would make LNG available to fertilizer plants. This will help reduce the cost of urea, and farmers will benefit.

He also asked NMPT to award the work on mechanization of coal handling facility by January.

Gadkari urged the port authorities to follow up with the Railways and the State government on the development of Ankola-Hubballi railway line and a satellite port at Belekeri in Uttara Kannada district. These developments would help the industries located in Ballari, Hospet, Raichur and Dharwad regions, he said.

The Minister instructed the port authorities to implement the recommendations of the Boston Consultancy Group to improve the efficiency and productivity at the port.

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Published on December 16, 2015
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