JNPT to invest ₹400cr to develop Jalna-Aurangabad Dry Port
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is likely to make ready the Jalna and Wardha dry ports over the next 18 months.
The Jalna port will come up close to Aurangabad, with an annual capacity of 20,000 TEUs. Wardhwa will come up near Nagpur, with another 20,000 TEU annual capacity. Around ₹400 crore will be spent on each of the two ports.
According to C UnniKrishnan Nair, Chief Manager (Traffic), JNPT, work has begun on developing the two dry ports on a public-private partnership basis.
Development work on Jalna and Wardhwa has already begun and should be ready within 18 months,” he told BusinessLine on the sidelines of a conference organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “Land has been obtained for both the projects.”
The Shipping Ministry has been trying to develop dry port infrastructure to improve the turnaround time of ships calling at major ports in the country.