KOLKATA: The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) recently said it would float a tender to appoint a consultant for the feasibility study of the upcoming Tajpur Port.
KoPT Chairman Vineet Kumar said, the authority has made progress in terms of the proposed Tajpur project in East Midnapore district of West Bengal.
“We are moving forward for the Tajpur Port and are going forward for the feasibility report. Probably, in the next 10-15 days, we will float the tender for appointing a consultant for the feasibility study,” he said.
On the proposed Bhor Sagar Port, he said, “Tajpur Port will come up in the first phase while Bhor Sagar Port in the second phase.”
The proposed Bhor Sagar Port in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district is a 74:26 per cent joint venture between KoPT and the State Government.
Asked about future planning for growth, he said: “As far as the issues related to draft are concerned, in Haldia, we are moving out of the in-bounded dock and shifting the parking areas.
We are creating terminals outside so that we can take care of the tidal restrictions to some extent. We have planned to create 15 mt of capacity.”
The authority is also in the process of modernising and upgrading the existing railway network of Kolkata Dock System, which would lead to improved aggregation and evacuation of rail-borne cargo to and from the dock system, he said.