India’s largest sea port infrastructure project – the Rs 7,935-crore Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, was commissioned at the end of December 2017. Once complete, this will be the country's largest container terminal.
The first phase of the project, being built with the partnership of an arm of PSA International of Singapore, has a kilometer-long jetty into the sea. In the second phase of development, the jetty is being extended by another kilometer. This will allow large vessels in international waters to dock at the port.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust expects that, with the commissioning of the Mumbai-Delhi dedicated freight corridor in 2019, the volume of export-import trade will double. According to officials, the terminal is fully equipped to handle the increase in trade volumes.
This large infrastructure project is part of the government’s ambitious Sagarmala project, that aims to build several ports along India’s 7,500-kilometre coastline. It is hoped that the investment will boost the country’s trade, both domestically and internationally.