Sindhudhurg: A satellite port which will be built under the Centres Integrated port development secheme to come up at Vijayadurg in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.
Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) Chairman I Jeyakumar said that besides MPT, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Maharashtra Maritime Board are working together on a plan to develop the new port at Vijaydurg.
MPTs involvement with the project comes after it kept on hold its decision to set up a satellite port at Betul in South Goa due to opposition from the local residents.
Jeyakumar also added that they accepted the concerns of the people and decided to suspend the Betul port project.
MPT, during the last fiscal, achieved 59 per cent growth in cargo handling and posted an operational surplus of Rs 169 crore.