Engineering Company Limited (NECL) the flagship entity of Navayuga Group has
announced that it has started the development of Machilipatnam Port, one of the
most long-awaited deep sea ports on the east coast of the country.
Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for the
green-field, all-weather multi-purpose port. Machilipatnam is one of the
megaports and an ambitious project planned under the Sagarmala program. The
deep water sea port is centrally located on the coast of Bay of Bengal in the
Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Port based SEZs, power plants, industries,
ancillary units etc. are also planned in the ports vicinity.
across 4800 acres, the first phase is expected to be completed and operational
in record time of 18 months. With four berths to be operational after the first
phase of construction, Machilipatnam will be able to handle 40 million tonnes
in the first phase, when completed it will be capable of handling 150 million
tonnes. The port will handle multiple cargo's like container, bulk, dry bulk,
liquid bulk, general cargo and project cargo.
occasion, Chinta Sridhar, managing director, Navayuga Engineering Company
Limited said, "Having successfully undertaken several port development
projects, we are poised to achieve the distinction of being the largest
developer and operator of ports in India. We aim to develop the port in a
record time of 18 months Given Machilipatnam's access to prominent
international waterways, the project will be a significant catalyst in
positioning India strategically as a global international trading hub. The port
will herald a new era of economic activity and dramatically transform the
lifestyle of the localities by generating umpteen business and employment
located, Machilipatnam will be the gateway for most international trading
activities of central India. It will not only cater to Andhra Pradesh and
Telendana but also extend the logistics benefits to Madhya Pradesh,
Maharashtra, Chattisgarh and Karnataka. It is well connected with roads &
rail connectivity with national grid. The port enjoys shortest distance
connectivity with Inland Container Depots (ICDs) as compared to any other port
on the east coast of India.
strategic location, the advantage of an extensive back up area for container
stacking will make Machilipatnam one of the most preferred container ports on
the east coast of India.
Engineering Company Limited, bagged the project to develop the port on
Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis for a period of 50-year. Subsoil at the site
of the port consists of very soft marine clay for nearly 18 metres. Navayuga
has developed the design of a structural breakwater, which is a first in the
world. Layout of the breakwaters and berths has been made to obtain absolute
tranquility in the port waters.
was a flourishing port town during ancient time. During the 17th century,
the port was a trade centre for French, British and Dutch.