India’s first Rail-overbridge inaugurated

A four-lane 1.5 Km long dedicated Rail-over-Bridge (RoB), constructed at a cost of Rs 50 crore by Adani Group at Mundra, was inaugurated today by Ms Anandiben Patel, state Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Roads and Buildings.

This was the first private four-lane RoB within the port area in the country, capable of withstanding a load of 100 MT.

Ms Patel, while inaugurating the RoB, said, ”The efforts by Adani Group at Mundra has led to development of one of the largest and prestigious port and SEZ in the country. Adani’s have invested large sum in developing the port, power plant and other infrastructure, which has made Mundra port as well as SEZ, conducive for fast and sustainable development”. She emphasised the developments here will throw opportunities of all kinds, starting from smallest to the largest.

She said the local youth should get themselves equipped with the appropriate knowledge to encash the employment opportunities. One should not be choosy as far as jobs are concerned, and no job should be perceived as small or big, one needs to learn about the nitty gritty of business before occupying positions of responsibility.

Welcoming the guests, Gautam Adani, Chairman of Adani Group, said the port at Mundra handled 40 million MT of cargo in 2009-10 and it was expecting to cross 100 million MT mark by 2012-13. Adani Group has been continuously upgrading and mechanising the entire infrastructure to keep pace with demand and expectations of port users. ”To facilitate this, we have initiated doubling of 57 Km private rail line between Mundra to Adipur for improving cargo movement by rail and are adding eight new berths including world’s largest and dedicated coal import terminal. we are building high quality road infrastructure for connectivity to national highway network. The SEZ has started attracting attention of investors who are focused on manufacturing for international market”, he said. The Adani Group was evaluating opportunities for investing around Rs 35,000 crore at Mundra. The investments by Adani coupled with investments by prospective investors in SEZ were likely to create employment opportunities for close to four lakh persons, he added.