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Gadkari to launch development projects at Vizag port tomorrow

Visakhapatnam: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will launch various development projects under the Sagarmala and Bharatmala projects worth Rs 3,685.35 crore here on Friday.

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The minister is here on a two-day visit for the annual review of the country's port sector as well as the Sagarmala and Bharatmala projects.

Gadkari will inaugurate:

  • Two new post Panamax Rail-Mounted Quay Cranes and allied equipment at the Visakhapatnam Container Terminal Private Limited.
  • The upgraded and modernised iron ore handling complex at VPT, built at a cost of Rs 580 crore under the public-private partnership model.
  • A new fire station complex at VPT and a high-rise wall (to prevent pollution) and launch a 2,000 sapling plantation programme.
  • WQ 7 and 8 berths constructed at a cost of Rs 243 crore.
  • The expanded (two to four lane) stretch of port connectivity road (Rs 80 crore).
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The minister would later drive to Beach Road in Visakhapatnam city.
Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for:

  • The Rs 549-crore four-lane road connectivity project to the Visakhapatnam Port under the Bharatmala programme.
  • Six-laning of Anandapuram-Anakapalle section of NH-16 that would cost Rs 2,013 crore.
  • A grade separator on the road that would cost Rs 60 crore.
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