Kandla Port adopts 5G tech to improve cargo handling

Kandla Port (Deen Dayal Port Authority) in Gujarat is the first port in India to have 5G Telecom facilities as part of the central government’s efforts to beef up infrastructure in the state. Major ports of the country have been linked the dedicated freight corridor so that goods could reach the North Indian hinterland within hours. The project will help the port to fulfill its vision of becoming an efficient mega port by experimenting on new automation processes on 5G networks to improve cargo handling. The Kandla port has thus become the only port (minor, major or private) to be 5G ready before the planned launch of 5G network in the country. To process the infrastructure the department of telecom (DoT) officials visited the Gujarat port along with officials of telecom service providers and infra providers i.e. Indus Towers, Vodafone, Jio, Airtel and BSNL on April.