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Gadkari to launch development projects at Vizag port tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Visakhapatnam 

for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Gadkari will launch various development projects under the Sagarmala and projects worth Rs 3,685.35 crore here tomorrow.

The minister, who is here on a two-day visit for the annual review of the country's port sector as well as the Sagarmala and projects, will inaugurate two new post Panamax Rail-Mounted Quay Cranes and allied equipment at the Visakhapatnam Container Terminal Private Limited.

They have been installed at a cost of Rs 150 crore, according to Trust M T Krishna Babu.

Gadkari would also inaugurate the upgraded and modernised iron ore handling complex at VPT, built at a cost of Rs 580 crore under the public-private partnership model, the said.

He would inaugurate a new fire station complex at VPT and a high-rise wall (to prevent pollution) and launch a 2,000 sapling plantation programme.

This Rs 10.35-crore project is a part of the VPT's measures to curb air pollution.

The would later drive to Beach Road in Visakhapatnam city to lay the foundation stone for a Rs 549-crore four-lane road connectivity project to the Visakhapatnam Port under the programme.

He would also lay the foundation stone for six-laning of Anandapuram-Anakapalle section of NH-16 that would cost Rs 2,013 crore.

Krishna Babu said Gadkari would inaugurate WQ 7 and 8 berths constructed at a cost of Rs 243 crore and inaugurate the expanded (two to four lane) stretch of port connectivity road (Rs 80 crore).

He would also lay the foundation for a grade separator on the road that would cost Rs 60 crore.

These three projects were being taken up by the VPT in a joint venture with the National Highways Authority of India, Krishna Babu added.

Gadkari would leave for tomorrow night.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 11:15 IST