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Development Plan as of 31.10.2013: 


Elevated Four lane Link road from Chennai Port to  Maduravoyal 

  • Estimated Cost - `1655cr. (Civil Works–`1345cr; LA & R&R– `310 crs.) 

  • Starts from War Memorial gate of Chennai Port and runs upto Maduravoyal for a length of 19.01 kms.

  • Runs along Cooum river bank upto Koyambedu and along NH 4 thereafter.

  • Proposal included under NHDP Phase VII and BOT contract awarded to Soma Enterprise Ltd., in Jan, 2009 by NHAI and Foundation Stone laid by the Hon’ble PM on 8.1.09.

  • Chennai Port and Government of Tamil Nadu will equally share the cost of LA and R&R which is revised to ` 470 crs.

  • Ministry of Shipping approval for release of `155 crs for the project was received and so far `50.91 crs released

  • 14.79% of civil works completed as on 31.07.12

  • Work not progressing in alignment of cooum river due to issues raised by WRD

  • PWD again issued stoppage notice on 07.03.13 to stop all the work. NHAI has filed a Writ Petition on the above issue.

  • In  this regard,ChPT filed a counter affidavit being one of the Respondent.

Modernisation Of Chennai Port

  • Stage I work : Realigning of rail and road network inside the Harbour at an estimated cost of `40 crores was taken up and work completed.

  • Stage II works will be taken up after laying of 3rd and 4th railway line by Southern Railway.

Creation Of Additional Storage Open Area By Reclamation.

  • Stage I - work for creating additional space of 7.8 hectares behind EQ at an  est. cost `18.50 crs 

  • In which construction of revetment completed  and Sea sand reclamation work was partly done. During the 'Thane' cyclone in December 2011, some portion of the revetment breached and in few locations undermining took place. The Contract for rectification work has been awarded on 25.06.12. During the progress of work the contract was foreclosed due to sudden change in the scope of work attributable to second cyclone 'Neelam'. Fresh Tender invited and the Contract awarded to M/s. A.Manicavassalou on 27.08.2013 at a cost of `4.82 Crs.Work is in progress.

  • Stage II - work for creating additional space of 60 hectares near gate No.1 is deferred since this area is covered under area earmarked for proposed Chennai Mega Terminal.  

Deepening of Channels, Basins and Berths

  • Stage I - work for Modernization of  Six Jawahar Dock Berths for deepening to -14m CD (Estimated Cost of  `43.54 crs)

  • In which Berth modernization works are completed except a meager portion at JD east (JD VI)

  • Capital dredging work at Dr. Ambedkar Dock, Jawahar Dock -  The dredging work was awarded on 26.07.12, and work is in progress.

  • Berth Modernization works for S.Q  and N.Q. will be taken up in phased manner.


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