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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SHIPPING
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 322
ANSWERED ON:  19.03.2015
MAJOR PORTS
MURALI MOHAN MAGANTI
NISHIKANT DUBEY
Will the Minister of



SHIPPING be pleased to state:-




(a) the details of major ports in India including their physical and financial performance during each of the last three years and the current year, port-wise;

(b) whether any feasibility study has been conducted for the new major ports proposed to be set up in the country;

(c) if so, the details and the outcome thereof including the agencies involved in the feasibility study and the estimated capital cost of the new projects;

(d) the funds allocated, released and utilised for the purpose, port-wise; and

(e) the steps taken by the government for the speedy execution of new ports along with the time by which the same are likely to be completed?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF SHIPPING (SHRI NITIN JAIRAM GADKARI)

(a)to(e): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT WITH REFERENCE TO THE PARTS (a) TO (e) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.322 FOR ANSWER ON 19.3.2015 RAISED BY S/SHRI M. MURALI MOHAN AND NISHIKANT DUBEY ON MAJOR PORTS.

(a) Physical performance and financial performance of 12 Major Ports for the last three years are annexed(ANNEXURE).

(b) & (c) Yes, Madam. M/s Rail India Technical & Economic Service (RITES) has carried out feasibility study for setting up of new Major Port at Sagar, West Bengal to handle bulk commodities, break bulk & containers and at Dugarajapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to handle coal, iron ore, general cargo & container under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The estimated cost of setting up of new ports at Sagar with capacity of 127.80 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) and Dugarajapatnam with capacity of 150.40 MMT is Rs.11,921 crores and Rs.17,615 crores respectively. As per the feasibility report, there are two phases for development of the above ports and in the first phase of development capacity of Sagar Port and Dugarajapatnam Port has been estimated as 54 MMT and 34.76 MMT respectively at a cost of Rs .7820 crores and Rs.6091 crores respectively.

In case of Dugarajapatnam, the State Government of Andhra Pradesh have informed their inability to allot funds for land acquisition, relief & rehabilitation and development of external infrastructure (which was agreed to earlier by the State Government) and have suggested to include these costs in the overall project cost. Accordingly, Visakhapatnam Port has been instructed to prepare a revised feasibility report for the Project including the land acquisition and associated costs.

(d) Government of India has released an amount of Rs. 5.80 crores till date, out of the total expenditure of Rs. 10.87 crores, as reimbursement to Kolkata Port Trust for the expenditure incurred on the feasibility study done by RITES for Sagar Port. In case of Dugarajapatnam Port, the cost of the feasibility study is borne by Visakhapatnam Port from its internal resources.

(e) Subsequent to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approval received on 09.05.2013, following steps have been taken for the speedy execution of the projects.
i. Port Limits of Dugarajapatnam has been notified on 16.9.2013.
ii. Transaction Advisor for Sagar Port has been appointed.
iii. Empowered Committee of Secretaries, to resolve implementation related matters has been constituted.
iv. For Sagar Port, a Joint Venture Agreement between Kolkata Port Trust and State Government of West Bengal for formation of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) has been signed on 7.1.2015.
v. A study to suggest appropriate technology for the bridge across Muriganga River has been given to National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.
vi. The process of obtaining Environmental clearance for both the proposed Ports has been initiated.

ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE TO THE PART (a) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.322 FOR ANSWER ON 19.3.2015 RAISED BY S/SHRI M. MURALI MOHAN AND NISHIKANT DUBEY ON MAJOR PORTS

PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF 12 MAJOR PORTS IN THE LAST THREE YEARS.

S.No.	Name of the Port		Cargo handled			Financial performance Net operating surplus
					(In thousand tonnes)		(Rupees in crore)

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15# (Upto January) 1. Kolkata 43248 39928 41385 36567 138.24 (-)298.22 (-)70.23 (-)65.00 2. Paradip 54254 56552 68003 58879 333.06 269.39 340.10 360.00 3. Visakhapatnam 67420 59040 58503 48377 (-)99.39 37.04 32.04 48.29 4. Kamarajar (Ennore) 14956 17885 27337 25146 120.78 173.36 321.21 330.00 5. Chennai 55707 53404 51105 44451 22.13 18.26 (-)173.76 5.00 6. V.O. Chidambaranar 28105 28260 28642 25744 147.98 129.22 124.11 145.00 7 Cochin 20091 19845 20887 18022 (-)83.92 (-)65.15 (-)107.89 (-)110.00 8. New Mangalore 32941 37036 39365 30409 166.57 151.26 127.01 123.00 9. Mormugao 39001 17693 11739 11680 24.37 (-)107.55 (-)105.68 (-)60.00 10. Mumbai 56186 58038 59184 51570 (-)99.36 (-)277.66 (-)360.70 (-)300.00 11. J.N.P.T. 65727 64490 62333 53273 892.95 730.75 767.06 780.00 12. Kandla 82501 93619 87004 78294 227.51 389.66 143.90 193.19

#These are estimated figures as on 31st March, 2015.


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