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Kolkata port seeks easing of traffic norms to prevent container pile up
In the immediate aftermath of the bridge collapse, container movement from the port fell sharply to around 900 a day compared with an average of around 1,700-2,000. These trucks typically transport 40-foot containers and they account for at least a fifth of the cargo received at the Kolkata port. Business lost by the Kolkata port due to traffic disruptions may never come back, fear port officials. The police gave additional time last weekend to move containers from the port, said the KoPT's traffic department official.
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