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    Vizag port to run on solar energy from next month


    Vizag port in Andhra Pradesh is set to run its entire operations on solar power from next month. The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) has already commissioned 2 MW solar capacity and will add another 8 MW by March 20, its Chairman, M T Krishna Babu said. VPT has spent Rs. 60 crore to set up the plants. Centre target to operationalize 135 MW of solar power projects by 2020 in eight major ports — JNPT, Paradip, Kamarajar, Kandla, V O Chidambaranar, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata and New Mangalore, according to Devendra K Rai, Director, Union Ministry of Shipping. He said 50 MW of wind energy projects are also planned to be developed in V O Chidambaranar, Chennai and New Mangalore ports during the period. Consulting firm McKinsey has submitted a draft National Perspective Plan and made a presentation to Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari on this, he added.


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