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Kandla Port Renamed as ‘Deendayal Port’

Published on September 27, 2017
The Kandla Port has been renamed as Deendayal Port from 25th September 2017

  •  It is named after Hindutva icon Panditt Deendayal Upadhyay.
  • The port is one of the top 12 major ports in the country.
  • The central government in exercise of powers conferred on it under Indian Ports Act, 1908 made the amendment to replace “Kandla” with “Deendayal”

Kandla Port

  • Kandla is a seaport in Kutch District of Gujarat 
  • It was constructed in 1950.
  • It is the largest port of India by volume of cargo handled. 
  •  On 31 March 2016, it created history by handling 100 million tonnes cargo in a year—the first Major Port to achieve the milestone.
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