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 tug which is not found useful. The tug has been purchased from Hidnustan Shipyard. However after deliberation over this issue, a decision was taken that this matter will be taken up at ministry level.

Ad hock permission was given to mobile towers of various companies but at the same time it was also decided that fresh contracts will be signed through e-tendering for the same.

Special audit of jetty number 13 and 15 was another thing discussed in this meeting.

It was also decided that Attorney General’s opinion will be sought to resolve the Essar license fee issue at Vadinar.

Other decisions:

Additional money charged to Gujarat Steel Tubes Ltd will be returned with interest as per the order by the Supreme Court of India.

Trainee firemen will be recruited for the port for 11-11 months.

Legal opinion will be sought to take over the land for which revised lease rates are not paid under PP Act.

KPT to be renamed as Deendayal Upadhyay port.

2500 acre land to be allotted for petrol pump.

Gujarat Desert Ecology department to see that 7 proposed projects are implemented in accordance to environmental clearance.

Guidance will be sought from the government regarding the cases of lease hold to free hold conversion that are stuck in procedures.