A “Port Trust” in India:

1. is created by an Act of state legislatures

2. has an status of a Urban body such as Municipalities for providing civic amenities

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2 is correct

The First statement is incorrect. A Port Trust in India is created by an Act of Parliament and the major ports are controlled by Major Port Act 1963. The port trust has an status of a area based Urban body such as Municipalities for providing civic amenities , so statement 2 is correct.

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