Indian Government plans to set up 7 new Major Ports.

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Government is mulling to expand the network of Major Ports in order to cater increasing global trade from India. Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, while highlighting the recent development in the ports sector, said that the Union Government has decided to open up seven new Major Ports in addition to 12 existing Major Ports, out of which one will be based in Bengal namely Sagar Port and the other will be in Dahanu in Maharashtra to be opened up jointly for Maharashtra and Kerala. He said that the works on these two projects have already begun.

Gadkari also released a vision document at the Sixteenth Meeting of Maritime States Development Council (MSDC) held on 24th Aug 24 2015. Releasing the vision document the Minister said in order to increase the share of coastal shipping in modal cargo mix to 10 per cent by 2019-20…

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