Prime Minister attends 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Kolkata Port Trust
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi during his 2-day visit to the capital city of the state of West Bengal, Kolkata on Sunday 12th January 2020 unveiled a plaque at the site of original Port Jetties to commemorate 150 years of the Kolkata Port Trust and also participated in the grand sesquicentenary celebrations during which he launched the Port Anthem of the Kolkata Port Trust and released the commemorative stamp marking the 150 years celebration of the port trust. During the anniversary celebration, the Prime Minister also inaugurated the following:
- For Cochin Kolkata Ship Repair Unit an upgraded ship repairing facility at the Netaji Subhas Dry Dock
- For smooth cargo movement and improving turnaround time, a Full Rake Handling Facility and upgraded railway infrastructure
- A proposed riverfront development scheme and mechanization of berth no.3 of Haldia Dock Complex
- For 200 tribal girl students in Sunderbans, Kaushal Vikas Kendra and Pritilata Chhatra Awas
The Prime Minister also announced that the Kolkata Port Trust will be renamed after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.