Kasba Bengre Soon to Have Coastal berths to Handle Cargo from Lakshadweep, Andaman

Kasba Bengre Soon to Have Coastal berths to Handle Cargo from Lakshadweep, Andaman

September 17: Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary on Monday, said that it has been proposed to take up the work on a coastal berth near Kasaba Bengre under the Sagarmala project. However, the however, permission is yet to be obtained from the Department of Environment and CRZ authorities, for the 65-crore Rs  project.
Sujan Rao, Port department assistant executive engineer, said that Rs 25 crore will be released by the Centre and Rs 40 crore by state government.  Rao mentioned that under the project, the coastal berth will be 350-metre-long and would handle cargo from Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The new berth will have double the cargo-handling capacity of the old port. A minimum of 15 houses would be demolished in order to construct the coastal berth. Rao said that the government had already approved of the development of a jetty to anchor the traditional boats at Bengre, at an estimated cost of Rs 337 crore. The proposal is likely to get technical approval shortly.
Minister Srinivas Poojary has directed the officials to get approval from the concerned departments at the earliest.

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