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