Co­lachel Har­bour in TN to be­come a Ma­jor Port

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The Tamil Nadu Gov­ern­ment has given its as­sent to the Union Gov­ern­ment’s re­quest to de­velop the Co­lachel Har­bour into a Ma­jor Port with tran­ship­ment fa­cil­i­ties. This makes the tiny fish­ing har­bour in Kanyaku­mari dis­trict the fourth Ma­jor Port in the state.

Ac­cord­ing to min­istry sources, the ‘let­ter of con­sent’ from the Gov­ern­ment of Tamil Nadu to the Union Gov­ern­ment was re­ceived on Septem­ber 1. Com­ment­ing on the de­vel­op­ment, Pon Rad­hakr­ish­nan, Union Min­is­ter of State for Road Trans­port, High­ways and Ship­ping, said, “The Tamil Nadu Gov­ern­ment has given its con­sent for the port project, which will be fully fi­nanced by the Cen­tre. The state’s nod came af­ter Nitin Gad­kari, Union Min­is­ter for Road Trans­port, High­ways and Ship­ping wrote to the state gov­ern­ment in this re­gard a few months ago.”

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