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Towards speedy justice Gay abandon in pricing ONGC at KG Basin Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Valli, they are more marginalised A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Delhi is distant… West Bengal: mindless malignancy Tax agriculture A welcome initiative by the judiciary Building loyalty through the stomach R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Haul over the coal Which side are you, Montek? This scant respect for Law PC’s preference for professionals A think tank for Chennai Engineering seats go abegging Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Muffled voices for merit… TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet The Gulf aviation boom For whom the bell tolls? Permanent secretariat for TN GIM The rise and rise of KCP A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Robber barons everywhere Come elections, come advertisements... 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Roaring Ro-Ro facility

Gujarat offers the most exemplary example of port development. In the 1990s, Gujarat had just one major port at Kandla. It set up 41 ports on the C-shaped coastline with considerable forethought and effort. The state government encouraged private parties to set up a slew of ports. Some of them channel more traffic than even those designated as major ports! The cargo handled, for instance, by Reliance Jamnagar Port of around 120 million tonnes, beats the total Cargo handled by the three major ports of Tamil Nadu at Chennai, Ennore and Tuticorin hands down!

More such state-of-the-art ventures are coming up. The latest being the inauguration of the world-class roll-on, roll-off (Ro-Ro) ferry service through Sea of Khambhat connecting Gogha in Bhavnagar district with Dahej in Baruch district. This facility offers notable savings in both time and costs. Presently, it takes 8-hours by road to cover the two towns. The new facility cracks it in just about an hour! More importantly, this Rs 650 crore ferry service project can carry 70 trucks, 100 four-wheelers and 500 passengers!


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