The ports, coming up at Rewas, Dighi, Jaigarh, Ratnagiri and Vijaydurg, along the Konkan coastline will address needs of various industries in the region as well as those being set up across the state. Work on two portsRewas and Dighi has already started, he said.
The other three ports where the state government proposes to invite bids from private parties are Jaigarh, Vijaydurg and Ratnagiri.
We have already invited Expressions of Interest for these three ports and we hope things move forward at a quick pace now, he said. Maharashtra houses two of the countrys biggest portsJawaharlal Nehru Port at Nhava Sheva near Mumbai and Mumbai Port in the metropolis.
Addressing a press conference here, chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said 35 mega projects involving an investment of nearly Rs 35,000 crore were coming up in the state.