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Nimati Ghat Terminal seeks PPP developers

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Boats at the proposed site of Nimti Ghat Terminal.

Pre-feasibility study for the proposed terminal to be developed on Public Private Sector (PPP) mode has already been done for the Inland Water Transport Terminal at Nimati Ghat.

Project Location Nimati, Jorhat District, Assam.

Approx. Project cost INR 121 crores (about US$18.62 million).

Project contours: The development of terminal involves land development, creation of common infrastructure facilities, port works such as quays and trestle, bank shore protection, cargo terminal infrastructure, cargo handling equipment’s, provision of external communication networks.

Investment Opportunities: Develop, operate and maintain the terminal on PPP mode.

Connectivity: Nimati Ghat is connected by MDR Jt-M-2 and Jt-M-3 to NH37, which connects all the districts of Assam on the southern bank of river Brahmaputra in the Brahmaputra valley. Jt-M-2 further connects Nimati to SH-1, which runs parallel to the NH37 and Nagaland Border. The SH1 has been proposed to be upgraded as a National Highway, which will act as alternate to NH37.

The nearest Railway station is at Jorhat, about 15.5 kms from the proposed site. The railway line running from Jorhat Railway station meets at the Trunk Route at Furkating and Mariani.

The trunk route in turn connects it to Guwahati and beyond to West Bengal and Rest of India.

The nearest airport is the Jorhat airport which is about 21 km from the proposed site.

Project contours: The development of terminal involves land development, creation of common infrastructure facilities, port works such as quays and trestle, bank shore protection, cargo terminal infrastructure, cargo handling equipment’s, provision of external communication networks.

Investment Opportunities: Develop, operate and maintain the terminal on PPP mode.

Nodal agency: Inland Waterways Authority of India and Directorate of Inland Water Transport, Assam. fii-news.com

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