Port Wings News Network:
Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya on 15 July 2019 informed the Parliament that the completion date of the Multi-Modal Terminal (MMT) being constructed at Sahibganj in Jharkhand on River Ganga (NW-1) under the Jal Marg Vikas Project is August this year.
In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Minister stated that Sahibganj MMT is strategically located in the logistic chain of Eastern Transport Corridor of India. Being close to both NH-80 and the Sakrigali railway station, the MMT is expected to boost cargo movement in the area, leading to extensive socio-economic and industrial development of the region. It will also provide alternate routefor Nepal bound cargo and open up international markets for sea trade for land locked states of Jharkhand and Bihar.
The Minister further informed that the projected traffic volume of Sahibganj MMT is 2.24 Million Tonne Per Annum (MTPA) by 2020-21and the major cargo expected to be handled are stone chips, coal, cement, food grains, fertilizer and sugar. The MMT is projected to generate employment of 2500 persons.