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PM Modi renames Kolkata Port Trust after BJP icon Syama Prasad Mukherjee

PM Narendra Modi announced to rename Kolkata Port Trust as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port on the occasion of 150th years celebration of Kolkata Port Trust. He dedicated a Commemorative Stamp to mark 150 years of Kolkata port trust to India.

PM Modi launched several Port led development projects worth Rs 600 cr rupees to mark the day. The projects include upgraded Ship repair facility at Netaji Subhash Dry Dock, upgraded railway infrastructure of Kolkata dock system of the Kolkata Port for smooth cargo movement and river front development scheme.

PM Modi honored two oldest pensioners of the Port Smt. Nagina Bhagat of 105 years and 100-year old Naresh Chandra Chakraborty on the occasion besides launching the Port Anthem at the event. He also advocated for expansion of water based tourism in the country besides creating new infrastructures in Port connected cities.