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Kattupalli Port UPSC NOTE

 


Kattupalli Port

  • The Kattupalli Shipyard, officially Adani Katupalli Port Private Limited is a large shipyard project at Kattupalli village near Ennore in Chennai.

  • Being built by L&T Shipbuilding Ltd. It is being set up jointly by TIDCO and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in two phases. 

  • L&T shipbuilding Kattupalli is a minor port. 

  • Adani ports and special economic zone (APSEZ) acquired Kattupalli Port from L&T in June 2018 and renamed it as Adani Katupalli Port Private Limited (AKPPL).

  • In terms of cargo generation, the terminal is located close to the majority of Container Freight stations in Chennai. 

  • It is planning to compete with Japanese and Korean shipyards in building "specialised ships," such as large-size warships, car carriers, submarines, naval offshore patrol vessels, fast patrol vessels and corvettes. 

  • After Colombo and Singapore, Kattupalli will be the third major international destination for ship repairs in the region.

Recently in news

  • The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) will hold a public hearing on the expansion of Adani Group’s Kattupalli Port in Tiruvallur district on September 5.

  • The company applied for environmental clearance in 2019 for expanding the capacity of the port at a cost of ₹53,031 crore. 

  • The expansion, as mentioned in the ‘Proposed Revised Master Plan Development of Kattupalli Port’, involves accommodating all berths as a multi-purpose cargo port with transloading, backup and independent port craft and waste reception facilities and conveyor systems.

  • According to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the port is proposed to be expanded from 330 acres to 6,111 acres. 

  • Of this, nearly 2,000 acres is planned to be reclaimed by dumping dredged sand into the sea.

  • The proposed expansion evoked strong opposition from environmentalists and Opposition parties so much so that the public hearing scheduled.

  • A section of environmental activists said the project would turn the Ennore-Pulicat backwaters into an industrial area, severely affecting the livelihood of fishers, besides causing damage to Pulicat Lake.


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