Kidderpore Docks get investment worth Rs 186 crore to enhance cargo handling capacity

The Kolkata Port Trust, now renamed as Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Port, has decided to rejuvenate its Kidderpore Docks (KPD) at an estimated expenditure of Rs 186 crore through Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode. The rejuvenation programme will be implemented in KPD-I West, one of the four parts of the KPD, and it will help increase its cargo handling capacity by four to five times. The programme will work on Build-Equip-Operate- Transfer basis for a period of 30 years and the bidder who will pay the highest revenue to the port will be the new operator.
“The project will be implemented in two phases. It is expected to yield 2.5 million tonne of cargo per annum in phase-1. In phase-2, three more berths shall be developed and capacity addition of 1.5 million tonne per annum is expected,” informs, Vinit Kumar, Chairman, Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Port.