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About Vadhvan Port Overview


The Vadhavan Port Project Ltd. (VPPL) has initiated the process for construction of the ₹76,220 crore port and public hearings are likely to begin in the next few months.


GS III: Infrastructure

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Vadhavan Port
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva)

Vadhavan Port Overview:

Proposed Container Port Project
  • Location: Vadhavan, Maharashtra.
  • Estimated Cost: Rs 75,000 crore.
  • Joint Venture: Developed by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) and the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB).
Technical Specifications:
  • Natural Draft: Approximately 20 meters close to the shore.
  • Vessel Handling Capacity: Capable of accommodating container vessels of 16,000-25,000 TEUs.
  • Cargo Handling Capacity: Designed to handle around 254 million tonnes (MT) of cargo.
Environmental Considerations:
  • Green Port Initiative: Planned as a Green Port.
  • Green Fuel Provision: Intends to provide green fuel to ships.
  • Environmental Planning: Construction and operations planned with a focus on addressing environmental concerns.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva):

Largest Container Port in India
  • Handling Capacity: Manages around 55% of total containers handled by all Major Ports in India.
  • Location: East of Mumbai, in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Access: Connected to the Arabian Sea via Thane Creek.
  • Alternate Name: Commonly referred to as Nhava Sheva.
Integral Role in Freight Transportation
  • Terminal of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor: Plays a crucial role in the transportation network as the terminal for the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.

-Source: Hindustan Times

May 2024