The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) is mulling plans to construct a closed conveyor facility for handling coal and to avoid the movement of vehicles carrying coal near Jnanapuram Bridge as part of pollution control measures. The estimated cost of the conveyor is between Rs.700 mn and Rs.1 bn. A committee headed by the VPT chief mechanical engineer has been formed to carry out a feasibility study for the construction. If deemed feasible, the conveyor system will be constructed by the VPT or handed over to another operator under the BOT (build-operate-transmit) system.
Contact: K Rama Mohana Rao, Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust.
Address: Visakhapatnam Port Trust, Port Area, Visakhapatnam-530 035.
Tel: 0891-256 2758.