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Outer Area Growth Corridor, Thiruvananthapuram

Government of Kerala in order to meet future growth requirements of Thiruvananthapuram has initiated the Capital Region Development Project (CRDP). Thus CRDP proposes to develop an  approximately 45km long 6 lane highway Outer Area Growth Corridor project.  The Outer Area … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam – Turning Turtle?

An abrupt change in strategy by the State Government threatens to set the Vizhinjam project back by years if not scuttled for good. It’s urgent that the misconceptions being created around this move be discussed and prompt action be taken … Continue reading

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A Vision for Vizhinjam: Crowdsourcing an Improved Project Plan

Over the last few months, the saga of Kerala’s flagship infrastructure project – the Vizhinjam deep water port and container transshipment terminal – has wound a new stretch in its long running and tortuous route – losing its lone bidder … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port: Cruise Terminal Being Planned

A cruise terminal for luxury liners too may become part of the master plan for the proposed port at Vizhinjam, hitherto conceived only as a container transhipment facility. AECOM, technical consultant for the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract for … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port: Talks held with Welspun to Reduce ‘Grant’ Amount

The negotiation panel appointed by the State Government on Monday asked Welspun Infratech Limited to reduce the ‘grant component’ for the Vizhinjam International Container Transshipment Port project. Welspun’s current demand is for a grant of Rs 479.54 crore, spread over … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port: Yesudas Seeks Support from Syro Malabar Sabha

One of India’s all-time great vocalist Dr.K.J Yesudas visits Senior Arch Bishop Cardinal Mar George Alancherry to seek blessings and  support from the Syro Malabar Congregation. The Cardinal offered all support from his Congregation and requested Dr Yesudas, to meet … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port: Bid Negotiation Committee Constituted

The State Govt. moved one step ahead in the proposed International Container Transshipment Terminal at Vizhinjam by constituting a bid negotiation committee. This four member committee will negotiate with the Welspun-Leighton Consortium for the bid offer.Meantime, infrastructure improvements are moving … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port: Construction of Road in Progress at Good Pace

The work on construction of roads  connecting the proposed Vizhinjam Port project area is going on in full swing. The road to the proposed site is staring from Vizhinjam – Poovar road and it directs to the planned main entrance … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Port:Master Plan Will be Completed by the End of February

A two-day workshop organised by the Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited as part of formulating a master plan for the Vizhinjam International Terminal project concluded in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. Officials of various Departments and institutions and other stakeholders participated in the … Continue reading

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Welspun Ready to Invest Rs 1100 crores for Vizhinjam Port

The consortium led by Welspun group includes Welspun Infratech, Welspun Corp (India) and Leighton Contractors has quoted a figure of Rs 1100 crore for the proposed Vizhinjam port project. “The bidders have requested for a grant of 479.54 crore spread over 16 years. … Continue reading

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