Hazira

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Hajira)
Jump to: navigation, search
Hazira
Hazira Village
Hazira Industries
Hazira Industries
Hazira is located in Gujarat
Hazira
Hazira
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°08′04″N 72°38′52″E / 21.13451°N 72.64772°E / 21.13451; 72.64772Coordinates: 21°08′04″N 72°38′52″E / 21.13451°N 72.64772°E / 21.13451; 72.64772
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Surat
Government
 • Body Hazira Gram Panchayat
Area
 • Total 168 km2 (65 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 67,829
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 394270
Phone code 0261
Vehicle registration GJ-5
Surat Surat
Civic agency Hazira Gram Panchayat

Hazira is a town and a transshipment port in the Surat district in the Gujarat state in southwestern India.

Hazira is one of the major ports of India and the most important element of Surat Metropolitan Region. It is known as the industrial hub of India. The town is located on the bank of the Tapti River, eight kilometres from the Arabian Sea. It is a centre for health tourism due to its natural springs, and a base for major industrial and shipping facilities like Essar, Kribhco, Shell, Larsen & Toubro, NTPC, ONGC, GAIL, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, UltraTech Cement and Reliance Industries.

Transport[edit]

Hajira is situated at a distance of 25 km from Surat and approximately 300 km from Mumbai.

Port[edit]

Hazira Port is a deep-water liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and multi-cargo port. The LNG terminal is operational and India's largest, with a storage and export capacity of 2.5 million tonnes. It is a joint venture between Shell Oil and Total S.A.[1] Storage and export capacity is intended to be increased to 3.8 million tonnes by the end of 2009.[1]

A container terminal capable of handling one million TEU is also currently under construction by Singapore company PSA Corporation.[1]

L&T shipyard started production of small ships and naval craft in 2010.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nadkarni, Shirish (11 December 2008). "Developers sought for Hazira port". Lloyd's List Daily Commercial News (Informa Australia). p. 20.