Articles tagged under: KPT

Cabinet approves renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port

October 04, 2017
Cabinet approves renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port. Ports in India are generally named after the city or town in which these are situated. However, the Government, in special cases, after due consideration, have renamed the Ports after great leaders in the past. By renaming Kandla Port as "Deendayal Port, Kandla", a grateful nation would be remembering the invalua...Read More

Kandla Port Trust meet OKays Rs 142 crore wind power pact

August 23, 2017
Kandla Port Trust meet OKays Rs 142 crore wind power pact

Gandhidham: A meeting of Trustees of Kandla Port Trust(KPT) in a meeting on Tuesday gave approval to Rs 142 crore 14 mw wind energy generation project by Suzlon. The project will come up in Saurashtra region at Chotila and Amreli. As per an estimate KPT will be able to get power through this plant that it needs for all its operations. KPT will also be able to sell additional 30 mw power in market. One thing discussed in this meeting was proposal to terminate the contract of Rs 66 lakh tu...Read More

Environment Clearance awaited to kick off Kandla Port Smart City project: KPT

April 06, 2017

Bhuj: Addressing the media persons on occasion of National Maritime Day, Kandla Port Trust(KPT) Chairman Ravi Parmar said that if environment clearance is received soon the Smart City project of Kandla will be kicked off within next four months. He said KPT has witnessed 51% growth in profit this eyar. Against Rs 422.15 crore profit last year, this year the profit is likely to touch Rs 651.03 crore mark. Kandla Port has allotted land for tank farms which will facilitate handling of further liq...Read More

Management of 11,600 acre land of Kandla Port Trust handed over to Gujarat govt

February 13, 2017
Management of 11,600 acre land of Kandla Port Trust handed over to Gujarat govt

Gandhidham: In a major decision, the central government has taken a decision to hand over the management of 11,600 acre land of Kandla Port Trust(KPT) to Gujarat government. KPT which wishes to freehold the land will hand over 11,600 acre to Gujarat government very soon. Gujarat government will take over all land records according to a decision taken in a meeting held in presence of MoS in centre Mansukh Mandavia, Gujarat revenue minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, MLA Nimaben Acharya, Kutch dist...Read More

3 including 2 senior KPT officers nabbed, over 140, Rs 2000 notes accepted as bribe recovered

November 16, 2016
3 including 2 senior KPT officers nabbed, over 140, Rs 2000 notes accepted as bribe recovered

Bhuj: In the first ever case related to bribe involving newly introduced Rs 2000 currency notes in Guajrat and perhaps whole of the country post demonetization of the Rs 500/1000 notes, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has nabbed three persons including two officers of government run Kandla Port Trust (KPT) in Gandhidham city of Kutch district of in connection with taking bribe from an electric line maintenance and material supply company. The ACB has recovered 145 notes of Rs 2000 deno...Read More

Centre seeks details of arrivals of Pakistani ships at ports

October 09, 2016
Centre seeks details of arrivals of Pakistani ships at ports

Bhuj: While the government in centre is reviewing the Most Favored Nation(MFN) status given to neighboring nation Pakistan, the port authorities across India have been asked to submit data regarding arrival of ships with Pakistani flag. Union Shipping Ministry has sought such detail from ports including Kandla Port Trust(KPT). According to Traffic Manager Mr Mukesh Balani, arrival of cargo from Pakistan is negligible compared to other nations. This year not a single Pakistani ship has arrive...Read More

Faldu, two others appointed Trustees of the Kandla Port Trust

September 04, 2016

Bhuj: Port wing of Ministry of Shipping, Government of India has appointed former Gujarat BJP president RC Faldu and two others as trustees on the Board of Trustees of the Kandla Port Trust for the period upto 31st March 2018. Mavjibhai Sorathia from Gandhidham-Kutch and Bharatbhai Rajgor from Santalpur in Patan district are two other trustees appointed along with RC Faldu. All three appointments have been made in criteria of 'Representing other interest as envisaged under section of the M...Read More

ED, IT to probe multi-crore scam in export of Basmati rice via Kandla Port

June 13, 2016

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax (IT) department will probe the over Rs 1,000-crore scam in export of high-quality Basmati rice to Iran which was fraudulently diverted mid-sea to Dubai. Both the agencies have been asked by a Supreme Court- appointed Special Investigation Team to track the money which has been laundered through the export besides zeroing in on its beneficiaries, official sources said today. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), which h...Read More

Gadkari speaks at length on port-led development plans of GoI for Gujarat

May 30, 2016

Somnath, DeshGujarat Allegations are made that this is Ambani and Adani's government but look at the figures, while Kandla port has witnessed 2.46% growth, on the other hand Adani port is down by 1.36%. We have increased our efficiency and proved that we can do better than private sector, said Nitin Gadkari, union Shipping minister at Somnath in Gujarat today afternoon. Gadkari said it has happened for the first time that government run Kanla Port has handled record breaking 100 mil...Read More

Chabahar move may save Rs 45,000 crore subsidy, cut urea price by half: Gadkari

May 30, 2016

Somnath, DeshGujarat Union Shipping minister Shri Nitin Gadkari while speaking at Somnath in Gujarat today afternoon said proposed Urea plant in Iran will make it possible to cut down the price of urea fertilizer by 50% and save Rs 45,000 crore subsidy for government of India. Gadkari said, "recently I visited Iran with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It is wellknown fact that Chahbar port of Iran is nearer to Kandla prot in Gujarat compared to the distance between Delhi and Mumbai." ...Read More