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Development Plan as of 10.03.2015: 


Elevated Four lane Link road from Chennai Port to  Maduravoyal 

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

  • Revised Estimate Cost - `1815 Crs. (Civil Works: `1345 Crs. R&R: `470 Crs.

  • ChPT and GOTN will be sharing the cost of LA and R&R equally.

  • Project Starts from War Memorial gate of Chennai Port and runs upto Maduravoyal for a length of 19.01 kms, which runs along Cooum river bank upto Koyambedu and along NH 4 thereafter.

  • Proposal included under NHDP Phase VII and BOT tender awarded to Soma Enterprise Ltd., Hyderabad  in Jan, 2009 by NHAI

  • Foundation Stone laid by the Hon’ble PM on 8.1.2009.

  • Concession period - 15 years (incl. Construction period of 3 yrs.).

  • Construction Period - 3 Years: Scheduled Date of completion  13.09.2013

  • ChPT has released and amount of `51.01 crores towards its share of LA and R&R for the project.

  • For the enhanced LA and R&R cost ChPT pursuing with MoS.

  • The overall Physical Progress achieved as on March 2012 is 14.79%.

  • Work not progressing in alignment of Cooum river due to issues raised by WRD,PWD, GoTN.

  • NHAI filed a WP in Hon'ble High Court of Madras against the stop notice by GoTN and as one of the respondents Chennai Port has also filed a counter and additional counter affidivits.

  • After hearing proceedings, the judgment has been delivered by Hon'ble High Court in favour of Chennai Port and NHAI. In turn,, NHAI already commenced the preliminary for resuming the work.

  • However, a SLP has been filed by WRD, PWD, GoTN in Hon'ble Supreme Court against the judgment delivered by Hon'ble High Court. NHAI & Chennai Port Trust filed impede petitions against the SLP.

  • During the last hearing on 07.04.2014, the Hon'ble Supreme Court directed all the parties to name an expert body to address the grievances of the State Government. Hence, NHAI is being requested to submit the name of the Expert body to the Hon'ble Supreme Court.


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 which the process of Transfer of land is under progress.

Creation Of Additional Storage Open Area By Reclamation.

  • Stage I - works

  • Creation of  additional space of 7.8 hectares by Reclamation behind East Quay was completed. 

  • Construction of Rubble Mound Revetment completed on 30.08.08. The same was damaged during cyclone 'Thane' 30.12.11 and a Contract work was awarded on 25.06.12 for rectifying the damage at a cost of `2.39 Crores. The contract was foreclosed due to further damage of revetment during cyclone 'Nilam' on 30.10.2012. Fresh Tender invited and the Contract awarded to a contractor on 27.08.2013 at a cost of `4.82 Crs.Physical progress is 38%.

  • 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 New Outer Harbour to the north of the Bharathi Dock.  

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)

  • Berth modernization works are completed in all the berths except a meager portion at JD east (JD VI)

  • Capital dredging work at Dr. Ambedkar Dock, Jawahar Dock.

  • The work was awarded on 26.07.12, and the physical progress of Maintenance Dredging is 100% & Capital Dredging is 71%.


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