Union Minister of Ports Shipping & Waterways and Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal launched major initiatives to boost infrastructure capacity at the Chennai Port. A new drive through container scanner was inaugurated to drive up economies of scale to boost business and trade.
Sonowal also laid the foundation stones for two sewage treatment plants at the port. The combined capacity of these two plants is pegged at 130 kilo liters per day (KLD) with one at 90 KLD & other at 40 KLD capacity. The water generated through these plants will be used within the Port reducing its dependence on usage of fresh water. The minister also launched a computer upgradation programme. A total of 440 units of modern computer set ups are to be set up as per this programme.
Highlighting the role of PM Gati Shakti as an advantage factor Shri Sonowal, said “We can unlock huge potential by applying our resources and secure Advantage Gati Shakti. I am happy to share with you all that Chennai Port is working to secure this advantage absolutely. Many projects like Bunker Berth at Bharathi Dock development of the Goods Shed facility at Jolarpet a new Elevated Road from Chennai Port to Maduravoyal development of multimodal logistics park at Mappedu Chennai and many more are on the path to avail this advantage and unlock great trade potential for the country.”