Vizag port in Andhra Pradesh is set to run its whole operations on sun powered force from one month from now, its administrator M T Krishna Babu said on Thursday.
Visakhapatnam Port Trust has officially authorized 2MW sun based limit and will include another 8MW by March 20, he said at a roadshow in Hyderabad in front of Maritime India Summit 2016, to be held in Mumbai in April.
“We will be the principal significant port in the nation to run whole port operations on sun based vitality,” Krishna Babu said, including VPT has spent Rs. 60 crores to set up the plants.
Devendra K Rai, Director, Union Ministry of Shipping, said the objective is to operationalise 135 MW of sun oriented force ventures by 2020 in eight noteworthy ports – JNPT, Paradip, Kamarajar, Kandla, V O Chidambaranar, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata and New Mangalore.
He said 50MW of wind vitality tasks are additionally wanted to be created in V O Chidambaranar, Chennai and New Mangalore ports amid the period.
Identifying with PTI, Rai additionally said that counseling firm McKinsey has presented a draft National Perspective Plan and made a presentation to Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari yesterday. “It (the draft NPP) will be put on site for input soon.
“This specific arrangement will manage us for the following 10-20 years regarding how the oceanic part all in all can develop,” he said.
Rai included, “We are creating 78 beacons (counting 34 island beacons) as visitor center points and journey terminals at Mormugao, Chennai, Mumbai and Cochin.”
He said while ports have ability to handle more payload, “the circumstance with respect to (insufficient) limit of Railways is a noteworthy concern”.
Executive of Ports, Government of Andhra Pradesh, V Ravi Kumar, said advancement of four new ports is on the iron block in the state.
S N Venkatraman, Convenor, CII Telangana EXIM Panel and Vice-President, ITC Ltd, proposed to the administration of Telangana, an area bolted state, to build up ‘dry ports’ and create solid foundation to connection it with the ocean ports in Andhra Pradesh.