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    Vizag port to run on solar energy from next month

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    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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