Sagarmala Pariyojana for Blue Economy: Truck Parking Terminal at Chidambaranar Port (Download PDF)


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The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation commissioned the container gantry cranes at Berth No. 8 (Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal) and inaugurated the Information Centre and Truck Parking Terminal at V. O. Chidambaranar Port.

Image of Sagarmala Pariyojana for Blue Economy

Image of Sagarmala Pariyojana for Blue Economy

Image of Sagarmala Pariyojana for Blue Economy

Details on Chidambranar Port

  • V. O. Chidambaranar Port is 2nd Container Terminal of Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal Private Limited features 3 Rail Mounted Quay Cranes, 9 Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes etc.

Map of V.O.Chidambaranar Port

Map of V. O. Chidambaranar Port

Map of V. O. Chidambaranar Port

  • The overall length of the berth is 345 metres and the maximum draft is 13 metres. The Terminal has the capacity to handled 6 lakhs TEUs per annum.

Key Facts About the Truck Terminal

  • The Truck Parking Terminal in V. O. Chidambaranar Port has been constructed at an investment of Rs. 23.69 crores.

  • Ease of Doing Business Initiative by Government of India for reducing the cost and dwell time of cargo clearance in Ports.

  • Commissioned at an investment of 312.23 Crores and the PPP operator, M/S. Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal would offer a revenue share of 55.19 % to the Port.

  • Located near Container Freight Stations in Tuticorin and 8 Kilometres from the Port.

  • The Truck Parking Terminal features parking slots for 200 vehicle at a time while also providing shelter to the truck drivers and cleaners.

Key Facts About the Information Centre

  • State of the art ‘Port Information Centre’ was established at a total cost of 1.89 crores to bring out seaports and regenerate connection between ports and citizens.

  • It houses LED panels depicting the evolution and growth of the port over the years.

  • The Touch screen kiosk systems provide information on seaports, shipping, Indian ports, and EXIM trade.

Developments at Tuticorin Port

  • Deepening of the port to allow mainline vessels carry export containers from the industrial hinterland of the state- avoiding transshipment at foreign ports, bringing down the cost of coal transport as also the overall cost of generation of electricity.

  • The National Highway linking the port to mainland will be widened to 6-lane.

  • Tuticorin to Madurai road construction to start soon.

  • Efforts to bring the 3000 TMC Godavari water that flows into the sea, to Tamil Nadu through Cauvery to ease water crisis at Tuticorin.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 20, 2018

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