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Welcome focus on public transport – Metro Rail takes the lead!

The future of urban transportation lies in efficient public transport. This is of great relevance to Chennai Metro dominated by private vehicles of an estimated 51 lakh – two-wheelers of around 43 lakh and rest four-wheelers, for a population of around 71 lakh. The 45 km first phase of the sophisticated

Prized initiatives

Drive-through container scanner! Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) is the largest port operator and developer in the country. The Kattupalli Port (AKPPL) near Chennai is a joint venture company of APSEZ and TIDCO and is being developed as a state-of-the-art port with 30 berths to handle containers, bulk,

A report card on performance

An executive summary of the performance of the various departments of the state edited from monologues produced by the government. Jayanthi Raghunathan and Dr. Narayanan provide a walk through. It’s an indication of how Tamil Nadu is gearing for the future. AGRICULTURE - YIELD ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE Minister – R Doraikkannu Agriculture

Movies go global

Do you know that more people go to the theatres when the chips are down? Do you know that biggies in the M&E spaces view India as highly attractive? The acquisition of SPI Cinemas by PVR has been a disruptive development. International studios are spending heavily to gain a toehold

Stable and predictable

The real estate market of Tamil Nadu is considered to be both stable and predictable. Chennai has a large migrant population and in terms of income, it has the second highest per capita purchasing power in India. Thus, the growth and demand for real estate sector in the state is

We can achieve ‘pole’ position

GST brought in its wake certain benefits that were welcome for the logistics industry. Manufacturers are now more than willing to outsource logistics and supply chain operations. The state government should adopt the sunrise industry to give a big push to economic growth. The growth of the logistics sector is an


The size of the chemical industry in India is around $160bn, accounting for less than 4 per cent of the global chemical industry size of $4.7 trillion. Also, the per-capita consumption in India is hardly a tenth the size of China’s, a fifteenth of the western world and even when

The Detroit of India poised to retain its USP

The automotive industry is going through one of its most exciting period in India despite frequent disruptions coming its way as speed bumps. It was a 15 per cent growth over the previous year. Tamil Nadu’s manufacturing legacy in the engineering sector, supported by a vibrant and globalised component industry

From an auto hub to a defence corridor

Think of Tamil Nadu and you think of it major automotive hub. The creation of an automotive corridor in Chennai, stretching to about 60 km, from Gummidipoondi to Maraimalai Nagar, passing through Tiruvallur, Sriperumbudur and Oragadam, is perhaps the sweetest leap. This corridor, dubbed the Detroit of Asia comprises not