Uran: Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State, Shipping (Independent Charge) and Chemicals & Fertilizers, inaugurated various infrastructure projects at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust on March 14.After a formal welcome to the Port by Sanjay Sethi, chairman, JNPT, the union minister inaugurated the Mobile X-Ray Container Scanner facility of JNPCT. The designed throughput for the new Mobile Container Scanner is 20 containers per hour. This will help in scanning the containers inside the Terminal premises thus security agencies will have advantage to take appropriate action before the container is allowed to exit.

Trade will be benefitted with this initiative as DPD containers can be allowed directly from the Port after examining the same with the help of new mobile scanners.Second project of 220/333KV MUSS Sub-station at JNPT Yard was inaugurated which has the state-of-the-art 220 and 33 KV Gas insulated switchgears that can be deployed to have maximum power reliability. Sub-station is provided with SCADA and Sub-station Automation system where information regarding any fault is made available on mobile phone of the concerned engineers round the clock to have better control on sub-station operations and Automated Fire Detection & Alarm system along with CCTVs are deployed.

The new Centralized Parking Plaza (CPP) and buildings for Container Tractor Trailers and Custom Facilitation Centre were inaugurated which are provided exclusively to integrate the parking of Tractor Trailers carrying Factory Stuffed containers for exports at one location from the existing multiple locations. This will help integrate document processing by customs with state-of-th-art facilities and service provision in the Centralised Parking Plaza. The Centralized Parking Plaza will provide parking facility for trucks carrying export containers and enable completing pre-gate entry formalities and documentation for export under one window system.

This system will ease the movement of container trucks on JNPT roads and help the respective terminals to plan their TT movements in a better way.This was followed by unveiling of the newly constructed fly-over at Y Junction near Public Utility Building (PUB). The total length of the flyover is 830 mts. with 600 mts. approaches on both sides, the newly built flyover will help in faster evacuation of cargo. The newly built flyover will help in faster evacuation of cargo and will avoid the criss-crossing of the GTI out Container traffic with north bound in containers for NSICT, JNPCT and NSIGT.All these projects are part of JNPTs continuous efforts to help reduce logistic cost to help the EXIM trade and is in line with Government’s Ease of Doing Business initiative, stated Sanjay Sethi on the occasion.