New Delhi:  The government has identified projects for augmenting capacity by 67 million tonnes at five major ports under the PPP mode by March, entailing an investment of Rs 4,575 crore.  The capacity of the country’s 12 major ports – Kandla, Mumbai, JNPT, Marmugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Ennore, V O Chidambarnar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata stood at about 700 MT as on March 31 this year.  These include dry port at Chennai port, development of liquid terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, development of liquid terminal and operation of container terminal at Kandla Port, storage of bulk cement at Mumbai port and development of iron ore and multi-cargo berths at Paradip Port, Odisha.

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