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State allots 5,300 acres land for Bandar port

Infrawindow News Bureau




May. 03, 2012, 08:52 AM

State allots 5,300 acres land for Bandar port   The Andhra Pradesh Government on Wednesday allotted 5,300 acres of land to the construction of Machilipatnam port (popularly known as Bandar port) by issuing a Government Order, reports Business Line.  

In 2010, the port project was awarded to Navayuga Engineering Company by the state government, in the wake of Satyam scandal. Prior to this, the project was given to Maytas of the Satyam group; however the work could not be taken up due to various reasons.          

Even after the State Government had chosen Navayuga Engineering Company to execute the Bandar port project, no headway could be made and there was a lot of confusion on how much land should be allocated to the project.

Opposition parties intensified the agitation for the Bandar port project in Krishna district and earlier this month a bandh was observed in Vijayawada and other parts of the district. Following this, Chief Minister, Kiran Kumar Reddy, visited the port town on Wednesday and made the announcement on the GO relating to land allotment.

Reddy said that 1,650 acres immediately available with the Government would be handed over to NEC for starting work on the project. The work would be executed in a transparent manner.

In the first phase, it is expected to construct three berths at Machilipatnam at a cost of Rs 1,600 crore and ultimately 12 berths will be built to handle cargo of 35 million tonnes.

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