Milestone Decisions Unveiled at Deendayal Port Authority’s Special Board Meeting: Training for Raw Workers -Warehouse Expansion
The first special board meeting of the country’s long-standing Dindayal Port Authority, along with the fifth general meeting, was held with Port Chairman S.K. Mehta presided over this meeting. Chairman Nandish Shukla, Customs Commissioner M. Sachit Sushilkumar Singh of Virtual Shipping Ministry along with Rammohan Rao and Naval Officer-in-Charge K. Sudeep Malik was present. During the important meeting which started on Friday morning, various issues were raised, one of the important and long-discussed being the heirs of the port employees who are working in Kacha,
He also had a plan to pave the road. After getting the stamp of approval on it, the agenda is also passed in the board and the wait for 14 raw workers to be trained in its first phase has been cleared, so every year some raw workers will be trained. On the other hand, as the storage capacity of the port and its surroundings has been specially focused, the plots auctioned through e-tender were given for thirty years of warehouse and godown purposes, while the subject of developing 66 hectares of land in the west for cargo storage and inclusion in the customs bonded area was also included.
Apart from this, provision of wireline broadband service on DPA road at OTT of Wadinar, laying of 450 mmd pipeline to convey water to Kandla, appointment of independent engineer for the ambitious Tuna Tekra container terminal and tasking of Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology in Bhuj for development of green belt in Deendayal Port Authority and its surrounding areas. Decisions were taken including giving a four-year grace period to the two Harbal cranes and three grabs currently in operation. Unions including the Skilled and Unskilled Workers’ Association expressed their gratitude to Chief Minister Veljibhai Jat while welcoming the decision to train raw workers in the Remrah.
Dredging to be done in Kandla Creek, charges of container ships reduced: Fund release under CSR.
Efforts to shift cargo ships to private ports from the government port Kandla, including retaining ex-employees, are being seen. In order to counter this, Kandla Port has also reduced various charges including demurrage for container cargo ships. This was announced earlier, which was sealed. Now it’s on.
On the other hand, the proposal of resuming the dredging process in Kandla Creek was also brought up in this meeting, according to which the tender process for dredging the navigational channel, Cargo jetty and berth during the period of 2024-27 has been given the green signal. Besides, the agenda for releasing funds under CSR was also approved.