The Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, speaking at an event to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sagarmala programme, said the PPP model had successfully delivered 29 projects worth Rs 45,000 crore. Another key component of the Sagarmala scheme is port connectivity, which encompasses 80 projects. He also announced the introduction of a Sagarmala smartphone application. TATA Projects Limited signed a contract for the development of the National Maritime Heritage Complex for around Rs 500 crore at the occasion (NMHC).
Launched in March 2015, the Sagarmala programme includes projects from various categories, such as modernisation of existing ports and terminals, new ports, terminals, Ro-Ro (Roll on/Roll off) & tourism jetties, enhancement of port connectivity, inland waterways, lighthouse tourism, industrialisation around ports, skill development, and technology centres.
The company in a statement said the NMHC, to be completed in 24-months, will be dedicated to the maritime heritage of India, and shall showcase the nation’s rich and diverse maritime glory.
The project has been awarded by the Ministry of Shipping through Indian Port Rail & Rope Way Corporation Limited (IPRCL), it added.