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NARGOL PORT LAST MILE CONNECTIVITY
    • Type of Project : New Line – Broad Gauge
    • District : Valsad (Pop : 17.06 Lakh)
    • Project Background:
  • Nargol Port is being developed as a multi-purpose port that can handle solid, liquid and container cargo; which is being developed by the joint venture partnership between India’s transport logistics company, Cargo Motors, and Amarillis, the international arm of Israel Ports Company (IPC).
  • The consortium plans to invest Rs 4,000 crore in developing a container terminal port at Nargol
  • Nargol Port is located at about 120 km south of Surat and 140 km north of Mumbai. It is 10 km from the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
  • The proposed port is estimated to have an initial cargo handling capacity of 1.2 million Twenty-foot equivalent of container cargo (TEU).
    • To provide last mile connectivity with the port, a rail line is proposed from a mid-section cabin between Sanjan and Bhilad Station (Phase 1) and further connectivity
    • Project Length:  The dedicated railway connectivity will be developed under Non-Government Railway (NGR) model. The broad gauge line is divided into 2 phases, of which the initial phase is approx. 14 Kms in length connecting between Sanjan and Bhilad Station on Western Railway (WR), and will be implemented by M/s. Nargol Rail Links Private Limited (NRLPL). Phase 2 is the connectivity to DFC, linking to a New Crossing station proposed to be located on the Western Corridor of DFC between New Gholvad & Pardi stations.

o   Phase 1 – 13.56 Kms (connectivity to WR)

o   Phase 2 – 6.23 Kms (Connectivity to DFC)

    • Total Broad Gauge line – 19.79 km
    • Estimated Project Construction Period*: 30 Months
    • Mode of Award of Project*: Non-Government Railway Model

Project Cost*:

  • Estimated cost of construction: Rs. 182 Crores for Phase 1 and further Rs. 76 Crores for Phase 2
  • A provision of approx. Rs. 50 crores is made jointly for Nargol & Chhara Port Connectivity in Railway Budget for FY 2015-16.
  • The Project Cost excludes Land Cost. Approx. Land Cost Is: Phase 1-280Cr & Phase 2`-65Cr

Current Status*:

  • GMB appointed M.R. Techno fin Consultants Pvt. Ltd. who have  submitted a DPR  in Feb 2015 (Phase 1) and

Oct  2016 (Phase 2) as also submitted an Engineering Scale Plan (ESP)

*Acquisition of land will be done once Environmental Clearance is obtained.*Source : GIDB; Stakeholder Consultation