At a board meeting on 27 March, the Port of Mumbai Trust resolved to lease 2.5 hectares of land at Petroleum Godown to UltraTech Cement Ltd. This will be used to build an automated cement handling terminal, including portable unloaders, silos with a total capacity of 30 000 t, and a bagging plant. The estimated cost of the terminal, which will be designed to avoid air pollution, is approximately Rs.100 crore. The facility is expected to be completed in 18 months.
The Mumbai Port Trust is leasing the land to the Indian cement manufacturer on an ‘as is where is basis’ for a period of 30 years.
The new terminal will help to meet demand in Mumbai, which consumes around 1.25 million tpy of cement. At present, cement is largely transported to the city via road and rail, with some 350 trucks bringing cement from neighbouring states each day. By taking advantage of coastal routes, the new terminal at the Port of Mumbai will help to ease congestion on the city’s roads.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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