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What is the new name of Kandla Port which was renamed recently ?
1. Jawaharlal Nehru Port
2. New Gujarat Port
3. Deendayal Port Trust
4. Vallabhbhai Patel Port

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Deendayal Port Trust

The correct answer is Deendayal Port Trust.

  • Kandla:-
    • Kandla was earlier known as  Kundla
    • It is a town located in northwestern Gujarat state of west-central India.
    • It is a port on the Gulf of Kachchh (Kutch) of the Arabian Sea.
    • The port was opened on Kandla’s natural deepwater harbor in the 1930s.
    • It was designed to serve a hinterland that is considerably larger than Gujarat state, the port has continued to be improved.
    • Kandla port now has dry cargo berths that can accommodate up to 10 ships at a time.
    • It also has berths for tankers.
    • Petroleum, iron, and steel machinery and chemicals are the town’s major imports.
    • The port also handles grains, textiles, and salt. Kandla is served by a major highway, a railway, and an airport.
    • Kandla is famous for the Kandla Port which is the oldest seaport in the Kutch District of Gujarat, located near the city of Gandhidham.
    • It is now renamed the 'Deendayal Port Trust', it was constructed in the 1950s as the chief seaport serving western India.

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