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Tag: Paradip Port Trust

Passenger Train Service On Haridaspur-Paradip Railway Line Soon

Kendrapara: Passenger train services will soon be introduced on the new Haridaspur-Paradip railway line. A discussion in this regard was held at Kendrapara District Collector’s office on Tuesday. The decision assumes significance as a ‘rail roko’ protest was held recently during an experimental trial run of a goods train on the route demanding introduction of […]

Pollution In Paradip: Green Tribunal Slaps Fine On Several Industries

Paradip: Odisha State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), on direction by National Green Tribunal (NGT), has slapped fines on eight errant industries including the Paradip Port Trust for flouting environmental norms in the port city. As per reports, after complaints, the SPCB had issued a show-cause notice to the Port Authority and other industries six months […]

Paradip Port Handles Highest Volume Of Cargo In Country During First Quarter Of Current Fiscal

Bhubaneswar: Paradip port in Odisha has handled 25.73 million tonnes of cargo during the first quarter of the current fiscal, the highest among major ports in the country, a top port official said on Saturday. Overcoming the hurdles caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the port has handled 25.73 million tonnes of cargo during the April […]

Odisha to have 36 dedicated hospitals for COVID-19 patients soon: Official

Bhubaneswar: Amid spurt in coronavirus cases, the Odisha government is set to have 36 dedicated hospitals soon for treatment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) patients, an official said on Wednesday. These hospitals covering all the 30 districts of the state will have a combined bed capacity of 6,000, he said. As of now, “20 exclusive COVID hospitals” […]

Job aspirants allege irregularity in recruitment process by Paradip Port Trust

Paradip: Some job aspirants have alleged irregularity during a recruitment process which was initiated by the Paradip Port Trust. As per allegations, the port authorities had invited applications for the recruitment of 96 Outdoor Clerks on February 20, 2015. However, the recruitment process was cancelled on March 19, 2016 due to unknown reasons leaving around […]

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Coronavirus Scare: Paradip Port Trust Asks Crew Members Of 7 Ships Not To Disembark

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has set up a special task force to monitor the situation in view of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China while the Paradip Port Trust has stopped the crew of seven cargo ships from disembarking, officials said on Friday. Five people are currently under the scanner in the state as they […]

Locals protest public hearing on expansion of Paradip Port

Paradip: The locals of Paradip opposed the public hearing on the proposed expansion and infrastructural development of the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) citing it to be a threat to the environment of the seaport town. A public hearing was organised by Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) here on Saturday to get environment clearance for […]

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Black Rose sinking: Did Crime Branch try to shield anyone?

Bhubaneswar: At a time when mystery still shrouds sinking of MV Black Rose vessel off Paradip coast, questions are now being raised over ‘directionless’ investigation by the Crime Branch of Odisha Police. The investigating agency’s role has now come under scanner as it arbitrarily ended its probe by just blaming the owner of the vessel […]

Prardip Port Trust to double capacity, develop industrial park

Kolkata: Paradip Port Trust (PPT), which is in the process of doubling its evacuation capacity in near future, has also prepared a blueprint for a smart industrial park and multi modal logistic park spread over 600 acres, officials said on Tuesday. Under the Union Shipping Ministry’s flagship Sagarmala programme which will entail an investment of […]

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MoU signed for Assam's Numaligarh Refinery expansion

Bhubaneswar: A memorandum of understanding was today signed for the capacity expansion of the Numaligarh Refinery in Assam. The MoU was signed among Paradip Port Trust, Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Numaligarh Refinery Limited in the presence of Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of State Dharmendra Pradhan, Assam finance minister H B Sarma and […]

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Revenue-yielding scrap import to begin in Paradip port

Paradip: Go-ahead signal for carrying out revenue-yielding scrap import operation has been accorded to Paradip port in Jagatsinghpur district. Import of scraps would generate additional revenue for Odisha’s lone major port. An official communication from the union shipping ministry in this regard has been received by us. Scrap import activity would be undertaken shortly, an […]

PPT, Odisha Govt Resolve Water Cess Dispute

Paradip: The Odisha government and the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) have reached out negotiated settlement putting to an end the 23-year-long dispute over water cess. “The Long pending water charges issue with the state government has been resolved. Points of differences regarding an outstanding sum amounting to Rs 60 crore regarding the water cess have […]

PPT Launches Coastal Trade Link With Bangladesh

Bhubanswar: In a boost to its annual cargo handling, the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has begun coastal trade operation with Bangladesh. The port linkage improved the bilateral sea-route trade and commerce activities adding to the annual revenue of the major port. Paradip port trust has gone ahead with coastal trade with Bangladesh. Shipments of three […]

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Paradip port registers impressive cargo handling

Bhubaneswar:Odisha’s lone major port in Paradip has maintained impressive business track-record becoming the second amongst the major ports in terms of annual cargo handling for 2016-17 financial year. Paradip stands second only to Kandla port in Gujurat with registering traffic throughput of 88.95 million tons exhibiting 16.46% annual growth in cargo handling. The impressive show […]

Naveen asks Centre for Mahanadi river mouth dredging

Bhubaneswar: While BJD continues to be locked in a war of words with BJP-led Chhattisgarh government on Mahanadi river water-sharing, Odisha government today stepped up its demand for dredging of Mahanadi river mouth by dashing off a petition to the Centre. Even as the Mahanadi water-sharing continues to a bone of contention, Odisha Chief Minister […]

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12-year-old girl drowns in Paradip Port club swimming pool

Paradip: Tragedy struck at the posh officers’ club of Paradip Port Trust after a 12 -year-old girl met watery grave at the swimming poll of the club. The victim has been identified as Aparna Priyadarsahi, a class six student of a local school. Ironically the mishap took place when she was learning swimming in the […]

Uncertainty looms over Mahima Mishra’s business empire

Bhubaneswar: With the arrest of Mahimananda Mishra, Managing Director of Orissa Stevedores Pvt Ltd (OSL) by the Commissionerate Police, uncertainty has loomed large over his vast business empire. During his college days, Mishra had shown his leadership quality as he was the president of Stewart Science College and later went on to become the president […]

Paradip port handles record cargo traffic

The Paradip Port Trust in Odisha today said it handled a record cargo traffic of 68.05 million tonnes this financial year till March 18, surpassing the 68 million tonnes it handled during the last financial year