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Mega Container Terminal at Chennai

Posted on: 24/Feb/2011 11:02:21 PM
The Government intends to build a mega Container Terminal at Indias second busiest Container Port at Chennai. 

The Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shri A. Elavarasan that Request for Proposal (RFP) bids were originally due for opening on 09.12.2010. Apprehending that environmental clearance for the project may have financial implications on the project, the bidders have sought extension of the bid due date. The bid due date has been extended up to 18.04.2011. The terminal is designed to handle 4 Million Twenty Feet Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers per annum. 

He further said that An Expert Appraisal Committee of Ministry of Environment and Forests has reconsidered the project and recommended for environmental clearance subject to addressing certain issues suggested by the Committee