India’s 13th major port will come up at Dahanu, on fully reclaimed land and the project envisaging an investment of upto Rs 6,000 crore is likely to be completed over in net three years.
- The port would be located 4.5 nautical miles off the Dahanu coast in northern Maharashtra’s Palghar district, about 150 km from Mumbai.
- The port, which will have a capacity to handle 60-100 million tonne of cargo per annum, will be built completely on the reclaimed land spread over 2,500 acres.
- The largest container port JNPT will own 76 per cent in the proposed port and the remaining 24 per cent will be held by the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB).
- The port shall have a capacity of 60-100 million tonne per annum and primarily handle containers and other “unclean” cargo like coal which is being abandoned by Mumbai Port due to local considerations.
- It will help power plants located in Maharashtra get the critical coal with faster turnarounds.