Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates Ease of Doing Business-Implementation of RFID based Port Access Control System at Kolkata Dock System
KOLKATA: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilizers held a review meeting with the officials of Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) here. The Minister inaugurated Ease of Doing Business-Implementation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based Port Access Control System (PACS) at Kolkata Dock System (KDS).
Shri Mandaviya also inaugurated CCTV operations at KDS, Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge) and dedicated 3 Truck Parking Terminals at KDS. As part of Green Wall Project, the Minister planted a sapling in the premises of KoPT.
The Minister also inspected CCTV control room and inaugurated Riverfront Tourism Development.
He encouraged KoPT to promote river front tourism in Kolkata. On this occasion, Shri Mandaviya stated that cities with ports are very important as they create jobs and bring transport synergy. He congratulated KoPT for serving the Nation for 149 years and suggested to celebrate 150 years of KoPT. He also confirmed that PM has agreed to participate in KoPT’s 150 years celebration.
The Minister later visited Maritime Archive and suggested KoPT to upgrade it further to make the new generation aware of Maritime history in the Country. Shri Mandaviya also gave away Swachhta awards to the employees and complemented the KoPT for the campaign. Congratulating the winners, the Minister said, we must inculcate the habit to make our surroundings including homes and offices clean and to make the Country healthy by stopping single use plastic which has already been banned. He also distributed steel water bottles among the employees and encouraged them to make the Country plastic-free.