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Banning booze... Cement prices continue to rise… Put expensive assets created to use... Tribute Mersal magnified Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Why land prices zoom in TN? There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Making ‘my Amaravati’... Streamlining mandatory third party cover The rise and fall of Annamalai University Where is Rajaji? Five star activism stalls development activity When Ratan Tata visited SRM Pharma – overdose of copying Gas is the way forward ONGC at KG Basin Editor's Notes Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Modi and the lady Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! West Bengal: mindless malignancy Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Another Indian music maestro at the UN A proud Madrasi Music happens Plummeting profits of PSBs More heat than light Parliament in paralysis... Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... An enemy’s enemy is a friend TGS- The king storyteller Airlines in India: cost and space S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Convulsions in The Hindu Polls and promises Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy The Swadeshi Trump Shanti and Sadhana through Music More tributes to GR Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research He continues the focus on social amelioration Road development slows down Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Vibrant Gujarat Muffled voices for merit… Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Come elections, come advertisements... Which side are you, Montek? Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Mu Sigma – is no more TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Waning interest in public discussions… Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Things happen by accident and not by design... A yen for wastage… to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi This scant respect for Law No engine for this car IPL type auction for VCs? Cutting the nose to spite the face Breaththrough in malaria control Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Tax agriculture The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… GNS - 100: our first subscriber Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Discoms deserve better… Noble nonagenarians... Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Valli, they are more marginalised …and of a popular trade leader When the President was rendered homeless… For whom the bell tolls? Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Engineering seats go abegging The brown list of Venkitaramanan The why of tax incentives TIAM turns a full cycle Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities How Air-India loses customs... Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked When nations steal growth from one another… Solar thermal shines… Should we change the official year? A rich pool of talent not utilised…. The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Preserving for the future A think tank for Chennai The rise and rise of KCP PC’s preference for professionals Tatas moving out of urea production... TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Tough task taking states together Funding the un-funded Delhi is distant… A welcome initiative by the judiciary Maximising the micro pricing … London, London Narayan Fortune for Indian Airlines Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Quality silica from Neyveli The few handicaps... For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Secularism and anti-Hinduism Make standards certification mandatory... A glass full of corruption TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership B H Kothari - a tribute More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Intellectual of rare qualities No Maha Koottani in TN... No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Gay abandon in pricing Nuclear power at the nucleus Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Boy, can you beat these? Adharma of opposition politics An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Shale gas and its shallow future Roaring Ro-Ro facility Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW The power-full Hindujas IAS invades NDDB... A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science A friendly business group Quality education through the PPP mode CII projects higher growth… Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Align crops to agro climate endowments… Small units prefers to remain small... Demise of a media baron... Tribute – M V Murugappan Kudos to NDTV... Where a state respects its litterateurs… Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Solar, solar everywhere … Excel Generators provide the vital back-up A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Medical costs hit the roof... Welcome focus on core competence TELANGANA at last…BUT Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Build close rapport with business leaders Strengthen the base... Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Tatas moving out of urea production... IPL - no surprise this scam A more liberated TN… Delhi returns to BJP EVM is tamper-proof When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's The sea- saw battle continues... Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Towards speedy justice The balancing act China invests in India Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Kinetic Karnataka An inexplicable neglect Sweeter prospects for sugar A professional at the helm of IRDA... Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Wise Presidents PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals The star of Spencers is no more S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Moily’s bold thrust Building loyalty through the stomach Shipping woes of Chennai companies Return to king coal for urea... Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Fuel for thought The Gulf aviation boom Delhi is distant Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Russi Mody – a tribute Rahman at CIC Revving up the manufacturing sector All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Sri Lanka votes for change Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health GM Technology at last! CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Readers' Mail When online building permits work…. Paytm karo... Revive development banks... Auto components surge… Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Protest masters... The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Fortune 500 review Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Robber barons everywhere L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Welcome GST Haul over the coal He saved millions from starvation... EEC at the National Media Centre Why this malaise in medical education? Multi-faceted Venkat Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Kulandai was a giant Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Sweet news for TN sugar mills Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Modi storms Silicon Valley When small is no larger beautiful.. The Jan Dhan bonanza Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Editor's Says Telangana in top gear… Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Poor quality of university VCs The nuclear option SoA @ 80 More Shakthi to Das’ elbow R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Silver Years of Madras Musings Contrarian cousins Delhi Chalo...
 
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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