KoPT expects report from L&T for 90 mt capacity augmentation plan

A report is being expected by the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) from L&T Consultancy relating to capacity augmentation of the port based on demand patterns and cargo movement projections in the next two months.

Vinit Kumar, Chairman, KoPT, told BusinessLine that the consultancy had submitted a draft report on developing a master plan recently.

“They submitted a draft report recently and based on that we have given our comments. We should have the final report within the next two months,” he was quoted as saying by the business daily.

Stating that KoPT had roped in L&T Consultancy to develop a master plan so as to determine which sector will drive demand, and finalise augmentation plans, it added that the port trust is planning a near 40 per cent capacity augmentation to be able to handle 90 million tonnes (mt) of cargo annually across the Haldia and Kolkata docks.

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