The Union transport ministry has lined up 50 detailed project reports (DPR) for finalization during the current fiscal. As part of the Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti plan, port connectivity projects have been given top priority given their importance in facilitating trade and augmenting support to multi-modal transport. The government has prioritized 65 road projects worth 2,041 km to improve road connectivity to ports of which 9 projects with a total length of 161 km have been completed, 5 projects of length 105 km have been awarded under port connectivity component and 4 projects of 992 km length are being developed under the Bharatmala Pariyojna.
Action is being taken for finalization of DPRs and other formalities on the remaining 47 projects with a length of 783 km. Port connectivity road projects are being developed to complete the last mile connectivity to improve the logistical efficiency and cargo handling capacities at all ports in the country. The program has been envisioned to connect all major ports, non-major ports as well as inland waterway terminals in the country to create an integrated network to support efficient and unhindered freight movement.