Environmental Ministry panel cleared APM Terminals Pipavav proposal to expand and modernize its port at a cost of Rs 11 billion. The expert appraisal committee examined the proposal in its meeting held last month and recommended clearance. The project will expand the cargo handling capacity of the port, situated on the Saurashtra coast at Amreli. The Environment Ministry first cleared the much delayed project in June last year.
This is among the four port projects involving a combined investment of about Rs.10,000 crore that were granted environment clearances. India currently has four LNG regasification terminals at Dahej and Hazira in Gujarat and Dahol in Maharashtra and Kochi in Kerala, all on the country’s western seaboard.