Mangalore: Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal is scheduled to inaugurate and lay foundation stone more than two projects at New Mangalore Port tomorrow. The project include laying of foundation stone for a truck parking terminal and modification of U.S. Mallya Gate, and dedication to nation of the newly built business development centre.
As per reports, because of improved hinterland connectivity, the container and other general cargo traffic is increasing at this Port. About 500 trucks are moving to and fro daily for evacuation of cargo from New Mangalore Port to distant places outside Dakshin Kannada district and Karnataka state. The additional truck parking area of 17000 m2 would be developed at cost of Rs 1.9 crore. The Truck Terminal would be provided concrete pavement, gatehouse, restaurant, and dormitory at the project cost of Rs.5.00 crores in 2022-23.
The reports add that the proposed modification of the gate complex have dimensions of 46.6 Mtrs. Length and 13.5 Mtrs. The gate complex has different lanes for movement of trucks, 4 wheeler passenger vehicles, 2 wheelers, pedestrians, provisions of RFID system, radiological monitoring equipment, boom barriers, etc. The cost of modification work is Rs 3.22 crore. The work is likely to be completed by March 2022.