No takers for 38 ship-breaking plots in Alang

27th July 2009, 11:44
BHAVNAGAR: Having sailed through recession, though the Alang ship-breaking industry registered a business boom, there are 38 plots still lying

According to official sources, of the 168 plots leased out for ship-breaking by Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB), 38 have been lying vacant for the past few years.

"Those who have been allotted these plots pay its rent without using it for ship-breaking, while there is a beeline of entrepreneurs eyeing these plots to set up their business," said a source.