Gadkari inaugurates private container, multi-cargo terminals at Kamarajar port

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 09, 2017

Cranes installed at Adani container terminal inside Kamarajar port in Ennore. Photo: T E Raja Simhan

A private container terminal, a multi-cargo terminal and three other projects developed at a total cost of Rs 1,492 crore were inagurated at Kamarajar port in Ennore by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping.

The container terminal operated by Gujarat-based Adani group was developed under Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer basis at a cost of Rs 1,270 crore. It will have an annual capacity to handle 1.4 million twenty foot equivalent units.

The multi-cargo terminal developed at a cost of Rs 152 crores will handle 2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). The terminal will be operated by the Chettinad group.

Gadkari also inagurated rail connectivity to the two terminals, e-office and RFID system.

With the commissioning of the two terminals, the port's capacity will increase to 50 million tonnes per annum from the present 32 MTPA.

In a couple of years, the capacity will increase to 90 MTPA when the ongoing projects are completed, says a port press release.

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Published on June 09, 2017
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