Board of JNPT approves dredging between MbPT and JNPT

The board of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has approved the proposal for a dredging project in the channel between MbPT and JNPT. The project involves increasing the depth of the channel from the existing 14 metres to 15 metres in order to facilitate docking/berthing of bigger ships at JNPT premises. The project is estimated to cost Rs 20 billion, of which one-fifth will be borne by MbPT and the rest by JNPT. Project work is likely to be completed by April 2017.