News Sourced from Kerala Kaumudi dated 25.09.2011
- Mr KJ Yesudas, considered an All-time Great musician of India and prolific recording artist, says the upcoming port is going to be the Gateway of India.
- He was giving a talk at the Agricultural University located at Vellayani, the lakeside suburb of Trivandrum.
- Some vested interests tried to persuade him against talking with the native fishermen communities around the Vizhinjam coast (where the port is proposed)
- Though from Kochi, he believes the port there is inadequate and cannot be expanded without imparting significant damage to the fragile coastal lagoon systems around Vaypeen and Nairambalam, caused by massive continual dredging that is required.