Kolkata Port Trust, rechristened as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, has gone into a concurrence with Mumbai based Hiranandani Group to construct a breakwater based melted petroleum gas (LNG) terminal at east Midnapur for capacity and re-gasification of LNG with a greatest limit of 5 MMTPA.

The proposed project involves a venture of around Rs 3900 crore and has a monetary estimation of about Rs 6000 crore. The terminal is required to give direct work to around 250 individuals and, aberrant work to 750 individuals, a press proclamation gave by the port on Monday expressed.

The undertaking had just gotten natural leeway and SMP has given its NOC on commonly concurred footing and conditions, the delivery added.

The task is coming up on 38 sections of land of land procured from the Haldia Development Authority. Be that as it may, the waterfront region goes under the locale of SMP, Kolkata.

Aside from the coastal LNG stockpiling and regasification terminal, the task visualizes the improvement of a 125 km long pipeline from Kukrahati to Itinda in Bangladesh and 225 km long pipeline from Kanaichatta to Shrirampur.

Furthermore, around 20 fluid to compacted flammable gas (LCNG) stations will likewise get appointed in West Bengal under this task.

When charged in July 2024, LNG can be utilized as fortification fuel for boats and jumps in the Hooghly River. Likewise, it will oblige the necessities of West Bengal and close by states.