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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Tuticorin Port Deepens its channel to 14.7 metre

Baalu said the Tuticorin port has taken up a project to deepen its channel to 14.7 metres from the present 12.5 metres. The Rs 450-crore project assumes significance in the light of the ongoing Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project, scheduled to be completed by 2008 at a cost of Rs 2,427 crore.

Once Sethusamudram project in Palk Bay is completed, Tuticorin port is expected to become a port that would attract several bulk carriers that go to Colombo for transhipment, he said.

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