Indian Railways throws weight behind port connectivity projects

The Indian Railways is stepping up efforts on port connectivity projects. According to official estimates, the rail network ferries 25-27 per cent of major port traffic. The aim is to increase this share to 32-35 per cent of 925 million tonnes (mt) by 2026, and to 40-45 per cent of 1,200 mt by 2030.   The national transporter has been throwing its weight behind connecting major ports (such as Kandla, Mundra, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Visakha­patnam, among others) to the rail network. In all, the railways has been working on 30 port connectivity projects covering a total le.....

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