5,000 sections of land to be recovered to construct port in Dahanu

MUMBAI: Around 5,000 sections of land (2,000 hectares) will be recovered from the ocean for the Vadhavan port, which will be India’s first foreshore port, said Anil Diggikar, director, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). It is proposed 140 km north of Mumbai in Dahanu taluka of Palghar area.

Around 500 sections of land is just being gained to fabricate street and rail availability to and from the port. The neighborhood masses is agreeable to the port as there is no advancement in the zone by virtue of the 1991 eco-delicate zone notice,” he said.

When it is avoided from the eco-delicate zone, JNPT will apply to the MoEFCC for condition freedom, said authorities. An aggregate of 5,000 sections of land are to be recovered for the Vadhavan port. Nature affect appraisal will be done simply after the MoEFCC issues the terms of reference, said the authority. The point by point extend report is being set up by a joint wander between an Indian and Spanish firm and will be prepared by July this year.

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