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Rail and Road Connectivity to Ports

Newdelhi:8/8/23:All Major Ports in the country are connected by rail and by 4 Lane Road or National Highway. As per the information received from State Governments, out of the 66 Ports other than Major Ports (Non-Major Ports) handling cargo, 13 are connected by rail while 24 are connected by 4 Lane Road / National Highway.

The details of ports in the country, State wise, handling products viz. coal, cement, fertilizers, petroleum and petrochemical products is annexed [ Annexure].

Out of the total cargo traffic of 1129.63 Million Tonnes handled at Indian Ports in the year 2022-23, ports in the State of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh handled 493.85 Million Tonnes and 133.32 Million Tonnes respectively.


S.No State / UTs No of ports handling coal No of ports handling fertilizers, No of ports handling cement No of pots handling petroleum and petrochemical products
1 Gujarat 15 6 7 9
2 Maharashtra 7 3 5 3
3 Goa 2 1 0 1
4 Karnataka 1 1 2 2
5 Kerala 0 0 2 2
6 Tamil Nadu 2 1 2 7
7 Andhra Pradesh 4 4 1 2
8 Odisha 3 2 0 1
9 West Bengal 2 2 2 2
10 Pudducherry 1 0 1 2
11 A& NI 0 0 9 2

This information was given by the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.

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