The VPT Chairman
briefed him on the infrastructure facilities available, capacities in handling
of cargo, modernisation and mechanisation, covered storage facilities, solar
power, sewage treatment plant for internal and industrial purpose, investment
potential and zone of opportunities in exploring imports and export
improvements at the port.
Secretary held review meetings with officials of VPT, Dredging Corporation of
India, Indian Maritime University, Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Ship
Building and Light House and suggested them to explore the long-term vision /
plans duly listing out the way forward by mechanising and modernisation of the
infrastructure fully gearing up for sustainability in future.
UPDEU a memorandum to Mr. Sanjeev Ranjan seeking a chance to represent
their grievances; their demands
The United Port
and Dock Employees Union, affiliated to CITU, has submitted a memorandum to Mr.
Sanjeev Ranjan, seeking among other things giving a fair chance to labour to
represent their grievances through the Labour Federations.
secretary V.S. Padmanabha Raju noted that the labour federations should be
given an opportunity to express their view individually on the Major Ports
Authority Act, 2021. The other demands include: increasing the power in
operational areas in view severe staff shortage, which was leading to undue
burden on the existing staff in VPT and a rethink on the PPP policy, which was
not benefiting the public sector ports but only private players.