Fourteen sea ports, including JNPT, Kandla, Mumbai, Tuticorin and Vishakhapatnam, get seven more months till October this year for installation of radiation monitors and container scanner for imports of un-shredded metallic scrap.
Earlier, these ports were asked by the government to install and operationalise these equipment by the end of this month.
"The period of installation and operationalisation of radiation portal monitors and container scanner in the designated ports is extended up to October 31, 2018," the directorate general of foreign trade has said in a public notice.
It also said that these ports are allowed to import un-shredded metallic scrap till October end.
"Such sea ports which fail to meet the deadline will be derecognised for the purpose of import of un-shredded metallic scrap, with effect from November 1, 2018," it added.