Kolkata Port Trust along with West Bengal state government is planning to construct 2-phase new port at Sagar Island, South 24 Parganas. The first phase of the port is planned to be operational by 2019, will have the capacity to handle 54 million tonnes (mt) of cargo from nine berths. In the second phase, the capacity will be increased to 127.8 mt by adding 11 more berths to handle coal, iron ore, iron and steel products, fertilizer, container, petroleum, oil and lubricants. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs.11,900 crore.
Extracted from Livemint ,Jan 07,’15