Enhancing Connectivity Of Ports In India With The Sagarmala Project

Sumit Dubey 20:07

Get ready to learn something interesting today. Today through this article we will discuss the importance of enhancing the connectivity of major ports in India and how with the help of the Sagarmala Project India is going to enhance the connectivity of ports in India. We will be digging deep into the topic. Therefore, make sure that you read the entire article thoroughly to be able to comprehend the topic better. Now without any further ado, let's start reading.

Importance Of Enhancing The Connectivity Of Major Ports In India

The points given below will help you understand the importance of enhancing the connectivity of major ports in India.

  • Connectivity is one of the essential enablers for ports and the end-to-end point of the logistics system drives competitiveness for the maritime industry as well. 
  • With the input of new technology and capacity building, the total capacity available at ports can reach the demand but will not be able to handle additional traffic if the evacuation to and from the port is limited. 
  • It is, therefore, essential that the connectivity of major ports with the hinterland is increased not only to provide a smooth flow of traffic at the present level but also to meet the needs of the projected increase in traffic.
  • India's hinterland connectivity is largely based on surface transport i.e. road and rail, wherein, domestic waterways like coastal shipping and inland waterways play a very little role. 
  • Pipelines are mostly used only for transporting crude oil, refined petroleum products, and natural gas.
  • Easy connectivity to major ports in India is even more important as the cargo-generating centers are especially in the hinterland instead of in the coastal region. 
  • The long lead distance improves the logistics cost and time variability within which the cargo can be delivered.

The Impact Of The Sagarmala Project On Increasing The Connectivity Of Major Ports In India

The points below will help you understand how the Sagarmala Project in India helped enhance the connectivity between ports.

  • The Indian government spearheaded the ambitious Sagarmala project to boost port connectivity and enable port-led developments in the country.
  • India has a vast coastline of over 7,500 kilometers and navigable waterways spanning 14,500 kilometers. This ambitious program is aimed at modernizing the country’s port infrastructure while giving a boost to the economy.
  • Under Sagarmala Programme, the work is to provide enhanced connectivity between the ports and the domestic production/consumption centers. 
  • Sagarmala Programme was sanctioned by the Union Cabinet in 2015 to enable port-led development in the country. Giving special emphasis to the modernization of Indian ports, 241 projects at a cost of Rs.2.61 lakh crore has been taken up for implementation under Sagarmala. 
  • This covers changing existing ports by modernization of port infrastructure which involves automation of existing berths, design of new capacity, creating deep drafts for future generation ships, etc.
  • Out of 241 projects, a total of 78 projects worth Rs. 27,019 crores have been constructed, adding a capacity of more than 230 MTPA at major ports in India.
  • The remaining 163 projects are now in various stages of development and implementation.
  • More than 235 connectivity projects at an estimated investment of more than Rs. 2.35 Lac Crore have been identified. 
  • Some of the types of connectivity projects considered are national waterways, prioritized for development in the first phase, connectivity to dedicated freight corridors, last mile rail and road connectivity projects, major rail connectivity projects, freight-friendly expressway projects connecting the major ports, development of multi-modal logistics parks and POL pipelines.

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