It was on the morning of 23rd November that the Port Day was observed by the Paradip Port Trust with chairman Rinkesh Roy as the chief guest who hoisted the Paradip Port Flag, as he performed the traditional Kalas Puja and handed over the sacred Kalas to the Sadhavas who till this day sail on board a traditionally-decorated boat. And that was the day, when it was a proud moment for all Paradip residents.
Chairman Roy recognized the port marine department’s achievement of a decorated 27 vessel movements in 24 hours and also for the first time ever in Mediterranean Mooring-type berthing of a ship carrying edible oil in the eastern coast. He also informed that the Rs. 3,500 crore port modernization programme is in full-throttle that would soon result in capacity augmentation of 55-60 MMT over the existing capacity, thus by enabling Paradip to become the No.1 port in the country in terms of cargo handling.
For providing safe drinking water to the local community, a desalination project in consultation with the National Institute of Ocean Technology would be undertaken which is expected to be commissioned by December 2019. The PPT Board also approved of more than 350 new quarters for employees. To curb pollution and dust suspension, construction of concrete roads has already been started in the township. The dry fog dust suppression system has been implemented at the Mechanised Coal Handing Plant for unloading coal from rail wagons without spreading of coal dust.
With the recent developments and announcement, we at Hotel Golden Anchor feel immense pride in being in the city that’s soon going to be the #1 Port in the nation. Jai Hind!