The Indian Government has approved three port development projects worth over Rs 7,700 crore (over $1.6bn).

The projects, cleared by the public-private-partnership approval committee, include developing the fourth container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), Navi Mumbai.

A standalone container handling facility with a quay length of 330m north of NSICT terminal at JNPT will also be developed under the project.

The third approved project includes mechanisation of coal handling facilities and upgrade of general cargo berth in the outer harbour of the Visakhapatnam port.