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Ports Secy inaugurates Satellite PHO, 200 KWp Solar Plant in KPL

Ports Secy inaugurates Satellite PHO, 200 KWp Solar Plant in KPL

Sudhansh Pant, IAS, who would assume the charge of Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways from February 1, 2023. 23 inaugurated the Satellite PHO office, 300 KWp Solar Power Plant and LNG Road in Kamarajar Port, Tuticorin. These projects have been developed at a cost of  Rs.  21 crore. Mr. Sudhansh Pant  inspected the various cargo handling terminals of Kamarajar Port. He was apprised of the various on-going construction and development activities in Kamarajar Port.

Infrastructure projects

He also held a review meeting regarding performance of the Port with its officials.  Mr. Sunil Paliwal, IAS, 
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) briefed about different areas in which the Port is trying to diversify its operations.  The CMD also detailed out the infrastructure projects undertaken in a big way by Kamarajar Port.

With 8 operational terminals for cargo handling and with a capacity of 54.44 MTPA, KPL handled  highest ever cargo throughput of 32.60 million tonnes during the financial year 2022-23 (December 2022) with an increase of about 16.43% over previous year which is the highest growth rate among all Major Ports.  The Port is expected to handle 45  MMT cargo in 2022-23, according to an official communication from KPL.