Sahibganj MMT to open up sea trade for Bihar & Jharkhand: MoS
Published: Jul 16, 2019
By TIOLCORPLAWS News Service
NEW DELHI, JULY 16, 2019: THE Union MoS for Shipping, Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, yesterday in Parliament mentioned that the completion date of the Multi-Modal Terminal (MMT) being constructed at Sahibganj in Jharkhand on River Ganga (NW-1) under the Jal Marg Vikas Project is August this year.
The Minister further mentioned that the Sahibganj MMT is strategically located in the logistic chain of Eastern Transport Corridor of India. Being close to both NH-80 and the Sakrigali railway station, the MMT is expected to boost cargo movement in the area, leading to extensive socio-economic and industrial development of the region. It would also provide alternate route for Nepal bound cargo and open up international markets for sea trade for land locked states of Jharkhand and Bihar.
Mr Mandaviya also informed that the projected traffic volume of Sahibganj MMT is 2.24 Million Tonne Per Annum (MTPA) by 2020-21 and the major cargo expected to be handled are stone chips, coal, cement, food grains, fertilizer and sugar. The MMT is projected to generate employment of 2500 persons.