TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone of Multimodal Terminal in Jharkhand.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Multimodal Terminal at Sahibganj district, Jharkhand. It is an important component of National Waterway-1 from Varanasi to Haldia about 1390 km in River Ganga under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari also present in inauguration .
- The project will reduce the cost and time of cargo movement between Sahibganj and Manihari
- It will have cargo handling capacity of 2.24 Million Tons Per Annum (MTPA) on completion
- Jharkhand is richly endowed with mineral resources, this terminal will play an important role in transporting domestic coal from local mines in Rajmahal area to other various thermal power plants.
- It will have facilities like berthing space for two vessels, stockyard, conveyor belt system with hoppers, barge loaders, shore protection works, roads, ramps, parking area, and terminal buildings