In line with the objective of Port led industrialization, a multi product Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project was conceptualized by JN port and incorporated in the Land Use Plan of the port. The proposed SEZ was inaugurated by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and is a first-of-its-kind major port multi product industrial complex in the country and would be developed on 277.38 Ha of free hold land of JNPT.
JNPT is developing the basic infrastructure facilities in the SEZ by investing around INR 500 Cr in the project. It is envisaged to set up Automobile, Engineering, Electrical, Electronic, Pharma & Food Processing Industries in the said SEZ.
Overall 50.00% work progress has been achieved upto 31 Jan 2020
This one-of-a-kind 277 hectares multi-product SEZ project is located next to Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India's leading container port. This industrial hub, inaugurated by Hon’ble PM of India Narendra Modi in 2014, is meticulously designed with state-of-the-art infrastructure to boost export-oriented industries in India. Being in close proximity to JNPT, the project promises ready availability of raw material, access to global markets and strong multi modal connectivity. Access to upcoming multi-modal infrastructure projects including New Mumbai airport, DFC rail corridor, Trans-harbor road link further increases the attractiveness of JNPT SEZ as a manufacturing destination. JNPT SEZ aims to set a new benchmark in port-led industrialization, and thus play a key role in Ministry of Shipping’s Sagarmala vision. The project has provisions for SMEs to invest in the SME Zone which is 64.2 Acre land parcel and will benefit sectors like Food processing, Engineering, Cosmetics, Auto components, Pharmaceuticals. There is also a Free Trade Warehousing Zone being developed which will further accentuate this value of this project
JNPT SEZ has a geo-centric advantage of being well-connected locally and globally. It has the location advantage of being in close proximity to Mumbai, the economic capital of India. Being less than 5 km away from the JNPT Port, this industrial zone has direct access to global markets via JNPT’s Container Terminals.
The SEZ is directly connected to state and national highways. Road transportation will be facilitated further with the upgradation of state and national highways to 6-8 lane roads and with the upcoming Sewri - Nhava road connecting JNPT SEZ area to Eastern Mumbai. JNPT is on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, offering ready access to markets in the north.
Widening of Existing Container Road towards East Side of ‘Y’ Junction to North Gate Complex. [Evacuation road for proposed standalone container terminal (330m extension to DPW terminal)]:- The Project cost is Rs.98.24 crores. Commencement of work after obtaining the permission. The project area is infested with mangrove and approval to removal of Mangroves is awaited. The project will be completed within 18 months after removal of mangroves.
This project will felicitate in faster evacuation of containerized cargo of NSIGT terminal
Construction of Fly Over near North Gate Complex on Container Road:- The work was awarded on 1st March 2017 at a cost of Rs.127.45 crores. Work is in progress and completion period is 24 months and the work will be completed by May 2019.
The road leading to NGC is 8 lane bifurcated road. THe incoming 4 lanes to the Gates are used for in and out movement of JNPCT traffic and other four lanes being used by NSICT/NSIGT for their in and out movement. Presently the work of centralized parking plaza is been initiated and once this project is completed, all TT’s heading to NGC will reach the Plaza first and then after clearance head to NGC. THE Y type bridge will facilitate out going traffic of JNCPT and NSICT and will help in unidirectional movement of TTs for incoming and outgoing of TTS using NGC.
Overall progress 92% upto Jan 2020 and scheduled yo be completed by 15.03.2020.
A centralised parking plaza to enable completion pre-gate entry formalities and documentation for export etc can be carried out under one window system. The parking area is being developed in an area of 45 Ha for parking of 1538 Trailers and will have all the facilities like Custom documentation system, banking, cafeteria and many other facilities to give comfort to the drivers.
Centralized Parking area for all Terminals Safe and friendly environment for drivers and container goods Faster clearance and custom formalities which will enhance trade.Reduces congestion of parked container trucks on JNPT roads Help the respective Terminals to plan their TT movements in a better way.
Civil works completed. Tenders have been invited on 17 feb 2020 for appointment of O and M operator.
Yards behind shallow water berth were settled uneven hence yard strengthening is done by providing ground improvement and RTGC Tracks are laid on pile foundation. Yards are restructured by providing interconnectivity of various yards and for movement of ERTGCs from one yard to another.
Due to strengthening and connectivity of various yards optimum utilization of ERTGCs can be done which in turn will enhance container handling performance
The original scope of work of integration of yard behind Shallow water Berth and Export Yard is completed. Additional scope of work vide variation is in progress as per availability of Yards without hampering the Port Operations, and is 96% completed by March 2019. The work will be completed in all respect by April 2019.
The work has been awarded on 31st March 2017 at a cost of Rs.82.95 crores. Work is in progress and completion period is 18 months. The work is completed on 30.11.2019.
The traffic leading to Karal junction from NGC and Central Gate Complex meets at ‘Y’ point near PUB. There is a criss cross movement of traffic from all these gates and it causes traffic jam. To avoid this, the flyover bridge will facilitate segregation of traffic leading to karal, NGC, South Gate complex etc.
The work is completed on 30.11.2019.
In order to handle DFC rakes, JN Port has undertaken infrastructure work for in the Common Rail Yard, two lines for handling double stack and long haul rakes (length 1.5 Kms) will be commissioned. The existing 2 lines each at JNPCT and NSICT will be decommissioned . The other terminal lines will continue handling of non-DFC rakes.
The Port can handle 1500 mts long double stack rakes on DFC.
With the overall Port expansion and additional capacity building, the demand for electrical supply has also increased and the existing power framework needs to be augmented in order to provide additional power supply. So a new substation of 50MVA will be commissioned and existing Transformers sets will also be upgraded to Gas run systems
The new developments at the Port will receive adequate energy supply The existing two 25 MVA nodes will run as a 100% standby for the new 50 MVA node so ensuring no loss of productivity due to mechanical failure More secure, economic and safer ambience.
In order to give momentum to coastal shipping, Govt of India has decided to have coastal vessel berth every major port which are to be located in the shallower portion where large International ships cannot come, to accommodate the coastal vessel wherein the cargo handling shall be free from custom and immigration formalities. Responding to this requirement, JNPT has taken up the project of ‘Coastal Berth’.
The work comprises of construction of 250 m long Coastal Berth with 2 trestles 94m long each with backup area reclamation of 11 hectares. Dredging to achieve dredged depth of 11 m at Berth pocket back side of the berth is also proposed for handling port crafts with dredged depth of 6m below CD. Capacity for handling liquid cargo of 1.5 MTPA and General Coastal cargo of 1 MTPA. It will reduce the delays caused due to Port related paperwork and custom formalities thus save time and enhance overall Trade.
Overall progress March 2019 is 42%.
The JNPT has proposed to deepen the navigational channel from 14.o m to 15.0 m. At present, JN Port is handling vessels having a draft of 14 m i.e. 6,000 TEUs (Twenty feet Equivalent Unit) capacity by taking advantage of tidal window. The new generation bigger size vessels need deeper channel depth to navigate to the Port and accordingly deepening and widening of the channel further from 14.0 to 15.0 m draft with vessel capacity of 12,500 TEU is under progress. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.2029 crores. The entire project cost will be funded through internal resources of JNPT with market borrowing, if necessary. The proposal includes the deepening existing channel to be widened from existing 370 m to 450 m for straight reach, channel to be extended from existing 33.5 Km to 35.5 KM, draft of channel to be increased from existing 14 m draft to 15 m draft. The work is completed on 18/2/2019.
The JNPT will benefit in handling as per schedule traffic throughput of 1.67 million TEUs, enhance capability to handle larger vessels upto 12,500 TEUs and economic benefits like saving in Vessel waiting time, saving on account of transhipment. The ultimate benefit to Users is with lower unit cost, direct and indirect tax benefit, increase in indirect consumable spent and reducing vessel traffic congestion.
Work is completed on 18th February 2019.
To meet the growing demand of the liquid cargo JNPT has proposed to develop a liquid jetty of 4.5 MTPA at a cos of Rs.309 Crore. The DPR for the project is completed and the work on the new liquid terminal, of 4.5 million tonnes annual capacity. The jetty will have twin berths to handle 35,000 DWT vessels on one side and 25,000 DWT vessels simultaneously on the both sides of jetty. The Tender process is completed and LOA is issued to M/s. ITD Cementation and award will be given after EC clearances.
Capacity enhancement of 4.5 Million Tons of liquid cargo in JNPT.
Conceptually, a Dry Port/ ICD is an intermodal terminal situated in the hinterland servicing a region connected with one or several ports by rail and/or road transport and is offering specialized services between the Dry Port and the overseas destinations. Normally the Dry Port is container-oriented and supplies all logistics facilities including various Value addition opportunities, which are needed for shipping and forwarding agents in a port. The Dry Port is situated in Sindi village, Wardha district of Maharashtra and is proposed to be constructed over an area of 140 hectares in phased development.
The planned ICD cum industrial park encompasses the various components of an envisioned successful multimodal logistics park. Concepts, such as the defined and planned above, in conjunction with focus on the right regulatory and institutional support are the way forward to reduce logistics costs and help build a robust logistics sector in India. This will aid in the development of systems and networks that will address the issues of underdeveloped material handling infrastructure and inefficient modal mix.
Conceptually, a Dry Port/ ICD is an intermodal terminal situated in the hinterland servicing a region connected with one or several ports by rail and/or road transport and is offering specialized services between the Dry Port and the overseas destinations. Normally the Dry Port is container-oriented and supplies all logistics facilities including various Value addition opportunities, which are needed for shipping and forwarding agents in a port. The Dry Port is situated in Jalna near Aurangabad district of Maharashtra and is proposed to be constructed over an area of 182 hectares in phased development.
The presence of industrial regions with existing and upcoming enterprises helps establish synergies between the industry and its logistic requirement and create an efficient network that shall enable reduced logistics cost; improved freight aggregation, distribution, storage; and ensure faster delivery to customers. Thus, the proposed dry cum industrial park has the potential to evolve as a model for other such similar multimodal logistics parks. At the same time, the development of a concept such entails the right combination of essential components such as transport connectivity, industrial park facilities, information technology systems, policy / regulatory reforms.
Land for Dry Port is available at Niphad Sugar factory and other storage facility. The Land value is examined by District Collector and (Administrator of Sugar Factory) and the final land value including no dues certificate is awaited from District Collector.
The proposed / identified land for Dry Port at Sangli is located at Ranjani, Kavthe Mahankal Taluka, Sangli District, Maharashtra. The site is about 370 Km towards south from JNPT. MoU has been signed with Govt. of Maharashtra after acquisition of land and assists for development of Dry Port at Sangli. Maharashtra Industrial Devp Corporation (MIDC) has been made as Nodal Agency by Govt. of Maharashtra to acquire land for JNPT. Further modalities are being finalized for transfer of land and participation of Govt. of Maharashtra in the development.
MoU has been signed with Govt. of Maharashtra after acquisition of land and assists for development of Dry Port at Sangli. Maharashtra Industrial Devp Corporation (MIDC) has been made as Nodal Agency by Govt. of Maharashtra to acquire land for JNPT. Further modalities are being finalized for transfer of land and participation of Govt. of Maharashtra in the development.
Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Railways have identified several road and rail development Projects across Ports in India to give boost to the port led development in India. One of such Projects is Indore-Manmad Rail Project, a 362 Km electrified BG railway line between Mhow (Indore) and Manmad (Project). The Project proposes to reduce the rail distance between Indore and JNPT by ~200 km vis-à-vis the existing route, with 47% of the proposed route falling in Maharashtra and 53% in Madhya Pradesh. Ministry of Railways assigned the work of Feasibility Study between Mumbai/JNPT-Manmad-Indore to Indian Port Rail Corporation Limited (IPRCL). In December 2017 survey consultant M/s Introsoft submitted the report on the “Feasibility of New BG Line for 1 in 100 Gradient from Manmad to Mhow on Satellite Imagery”. IPRCL also appointed KPMG, in March 2017, to prepare a report on “Formulation of Policy Guidelines for Alternate Financial and Revenue Generation Model for Indore-Manmad-Mumbai/JNPT New BG Line.” The Project will be governed by JV Model of Participative Policy of 2012 issued by Ministry of Railways with suggested modifications. The SPV will be incorporated subsequent to identified stakeholders, which will include JNPT as a key promoter of the Project. Govt. of Maharashtra, Govt. of MP and other investors, if any, will be other shareholders. The PIB note for investment in the Indore Manmad Project is circulated for Inter-Ministerial consultation including Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh Government on 11/02/2019 by Ministry of Shipping. An investment of Rs.8931.64 cores in which the JNPT’s investment is Rs.1475.18 crore based on equity participation at 55% of the debt equity ratio of 70:30.
Additional rail connectivity to the Port will be established
MoU has been signed all among JNPT, Indian Railways, Govt. of Maharashtra, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh on 28th August 2018.Pre-Feasibility Study – Final Traffic Report submitted by RITES. M/s CRISIL has submitted traffic revalidation report prepared by RITES to IPRCL on 09.10.2018.
In Board Meeting held on 16th January 2018 had approved the DPR prepared by IPRCL at a project cost of Rs.8971.93 crores (including escalation, IDC, Financial & Insurance charges etc) and resolved to participate in the proposed SPV to the extent of 55% by Port i.e. Rs.1482.74 crores based on Debt: Equity ratio of 70:30.
Maharashtra has only two major ports i.e. Mumbai and Jawahar Lal Nehru Port (JNPT) and Mumbai Port is constrained in evacuation of cargo for the past several decades due to development of city around it as well as due to limited depths in the harbour which allows only small ships to berth. The arabian coast at Vadhavan towards north of Mumbai is most suitable and ideal for development of new port where natural a depth of 20 Mtrs. is available at distance of about 4 ½ nautical miles. The location is about 10 Km from national Railway grid and about 35-40 Km from NH8. The JNPT has proposed to develop Vadhavan Port along with participation of Govt of Maharashtra and Maharashtra Maritime Board and an MOU was signed on 5th June 2015 to set up a new port at Vadhavan as a Major Port to be notified under the Indian Ports Act 1908 by Government of India. This port will be jointly implemented by JNPT and Maharashtra Maritime Board with a shareholding of 74% and 26% respectively. The port will be developed on the basis of Landlord Port. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) is completed in July 2018.
Development of new major port at the West coast of India, with a draft of 18 mts, for handling all cargos.
Letter from MoEF-CC dated 28-Jul-2017 had sought information on the role of Dahanu Taluka Environment Protection Authority -DTEPA from Govt. of Maharashtra. GoM replied that the role of DTEPA is only to monitor and supervise developmental activities of Dahanu Taluka consistent with the protection of environment in terms of MoEF notification dated 20-Jun-1991. Amendment in Notification dated 20th June 1991 from MOEF&CC is requested for setting up the New Port at Vadhavan with associated facilities. The DPR is approved by the Board in its meetings held on 12/12/2018. EIA/EMP submitted on 31/1/2019. The four studies as requested by DAE are completed and sent to MoS. In principal approval from Union Cabinet for the project is awaited.
Enhance safety & security at the Port as we can keep close check on any illegal items in the cargo Reduces the load on existing scanners and thus will fasten the overall Trade.
JNPT has procured 3 Nos. of Scanners thorugh IPA, one each to be installed at JNPCT, NSICT and GTIPL
IPA has to procure additional 1 scanner to be installed at Fourth CT. Tenders for the same invited in June 2018 and tender to be finalized by IPA.
Rail Scanner (Drive through) – The location is within Port Estate Premises is finalized between Jaskhar and Jasai village Rail siding. Railway has not confirm the operational issues during the scanning of Rail wagons in respect of speed and operations during the scanning on the other line.
Site visit and pre-tender meeting held on 29.1.2019. Tender are being finalized by IPA.
Acquisition of Dighi Port
It will allow us to handle 6.5 Million Tonnes in a phase wise manner after the acquisition of the Port under CIRP regulation.
Expression of Interest submitted on 21st September 2018.
After receipt of in principle approval from Ministry, JNPT submitted Resolution Plan on 22nd Nov. 2018.
The revised PIB Note in this regard is resubmitted on 7/1/2019. The Resolution Professional vide its mail dated 2/2/2019 informed that COC of DPL has approved Resolution Plan of JNPT. MoS approval for submitting PBG amounting to Rs.100 crores is awaited. Also, PIB approval is awaited
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