Sagar Island deep-sea port project moving ahead

May 14, 2015 10:47 am Published by

Kolkata Port has entrusted the work of preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR), with identification of best technological option for crossing of the river Muriganga, in the proposed new port at Sagar to National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. The rail-road alignment, involving 86.398 hectares of land acquisition, has been finalised, informed an official release.

The Sagar Port project comprises rail connectivity between Kashinagar station and the port. The Eastern Railway has taken up the rail connectivity as a feeder route to the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), from Kashinagar to Dankuni.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Shipping, Mr Pon Radhakrishnan, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the release pointed out.

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