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Old December 3rd, 2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Largest port in India - Krishnapatnam Port

A world class port on the Indian horizon…

Krishnapatnam is a deep water all weather port being developed on build-operate-share-transfer basis in public-private partnership mode between the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited promoted by C.V.R. Group.

Krishnapatnam port, 14o 15’ N latitude, 80o 08’ E longitude, is a natural port, ideally located on the East Coast of India, in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh, 180 kms. North of Chennai, on NH5.

The first phase was inaugurated and dedicated to the Nation by Ms. Sonia Gandhi on 17th July, 2008.

It is poised to become the largest port in India... one of it’s kind in India…

Advantage Krishnapatnam Port
  • Strategically located with excellent connectivity from three states - AP, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu
  • Huge backup area of 6500 acres, for transit storage
  • One of the deepest ports in India, with a Draft of 19 mts, capable of handling 200,000 DWT vessels
  • Integrated End-to-end services
  • Round the clock - 24/7 operations
  • Total of 42 berths - dedicated Coal, Iron ore, Container, Oil, General Cargo terminals
  • All weather port
  • Mechanised handling, leading to higher effeciencies & productivity
  • Seamless connectivity - Rail, Road, Air & Pipelines

The port is being equipped to handle
  • Containers
  • Bulk cargo like Coal, Iron Ore, Fertilizer etc.
  • Break bulk Cargo like granite etc.
  • Petrochemicals.
  • Project Cargos / ODC.

Phase I development
Phase I of construction is completed with the following facilities:

Marine
  • 4 berths are operational
  • Draft of 15 mts, capable of handling 105,000 DWT vessels

Port Connectivity
  • Road - 26 Km 4-lane road from the port to NH5 (Chennai-Kolkata highway) is operational
  • Rail - 24 km railway line from port to main trunk line
  • Air - 5 Helipads within port premises
  • Pipeline - Provision for pipelines running parallel to the road

Port Facilities
  • Huge back up area of 6500 acres
  • Closed warehouses of 50,000 sq.mtrs. by December, 2008 and another 50,000 sq. mtrs. by mid of 2009
  • Dedicated port users and customs complex with all modern infrastructure
  • State-of-the-art ship unloaders and ship loaders, which can unload 3,000 Tonnes an hour and load 5,000 Tonnes an hour
  • Complete mechanisation - Conveyor system from Stockyards to berths (4000 TPH capacity)
  • Wagon Tipplers / Stackers / Reclaimers / Ship loaders
  • Repair facilities, gate complex with dedicated lanes and gates for container traffic
  • Enterprise Port Management System connecting all port functions and sharing data with port users and minimizing paper work
  • High end software for weather forecasting and tidal predictions for safety of ship movements
  • Integrated real time control of cargo handling and management information system

Krishnapatnam port is about to change the face of the Indian port sector, providing world-class facilities and giving a major impetus to the growth of economy
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Krishnapatnam Port ties up with CONCOR

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To provide seamless movement of container traffic from the port to the hinterland

Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) on Tuesday joined hands with Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR) to provide seamless movement of container traffic from the port to the hinterland by developing rail infrastructure.

“Krishnapatnam Port and CONCOR will jointly develop the required rail infrastructure to cater to the growing container movement after the container terminal at Krishnapatnam Port goes operational in a month. By 2015-16, we hope that this facility will generate revenues in the tune of Rs.2,000 crore,” Krishnapatnam Port CEO Anil Yendluri told reporters here.

“Krishnapatnam container terminal will emerge as a hub port on the east coast of India, handling mother vessels. It will also become gateway to India and other South Asian/Southeast Asian countries. CONCOR and KPCL would jointly strive to provide seamless, efficient supply chain solutions to the export-import fraternity and help in making exports from India competitive,” Mr. Yendluri said.

Under the agreement, both the companies will also develop container freight station at the port and inland container depots in the hinterland. They will also explore various business opportunities to service container and export-import related trade. The companies may also develop container freight station (CFS) at the port and inland container depots (ICD).

“Over a period of six months, we will see whether there is need for CFS. Though we have identified the land, but when will we build the terminal, we will decide,” said CONCOR Managing Director Anil Gupta. The partnership deal is a milestone as CONCOR, the Mini-Navratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways and the largest player in the inland container rail freight segment with more than 200 high-speed container rakes.
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HYDERABAD: In a clear indictment of the functioning of the private ports in Andhra Pradesh, the Santosh Hegde Lokayukta report on illegal iron ore mining in Karnataka has stated that the maximum export of illegal iron ore took place from the privately-owned Krishnapatnam port in Nellore district in the state and has recommended a detailed probe into this aspect of the mining racket. ?

According to the Lokayukta's report, Karnataka-origin iron ore, which is illegal since no permits have been issued to any firm, has been exported the maximum from the Krishnapatnam port during the last two years. For example, the exports in excess of the permitted quantity from the port was a whopping 1,00,86,277 metric tons in 2009-10 and 53,18,164 MT between April and December 2010. ?

In both these years, this was the maximum that was exported out of ? the various ports of Belekeri, Chennai, Kakinada, Karwar, Krishnapatnam, Mangalore and Vizag. In all, out of the total iron ore exports of 3,31,04,866 MT from the ports since 2006-7, Krishnapatnam accounted for 1,11,70,994 MT. ?
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Old November 27th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #4
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HYDERABAD: The Reliance PowerBSE 2.11 % arm, which is building one of India's largest power stations, wants to revive the 4,000-megawatt (mw) project at Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh by moving the country's electricity regulator for an increase in tariff, people aware of the matter said.

The imported coal-fired project has been in limbo for over a year and Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra - which have signed power purchase agreements (PPA) - have threatened to terminate the agreements.

Eleven power distribution companies from the four states have slapped a fine of Rs 400 crore on Coastal Andhra Power, part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.

The power utilities also threatened to encash Rs 300 crore in bank guarantees, apart from taking back the land allotted to the project. Contesting the decision of the state-owned power utilities to penalise it for the delay in implementing the project, the Reliance Power arm had moved the Delhi High Court and obtained a stay.

Reliance Power has been arguing that the project turned unviable as the price of imported coal shot up because of a change in Indonesian rules on coal pricing and sought tariff revision citing a 'force majeure' event beyond its control. However, the states declined to raise tariff from Rs 2.33 per unit agreed in 2007.

On Thursday, Reliance Power informed the HC that it plans to move the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) seeking a tariff revision so that it can approach lenders with a new power purchase agreement, a lawyer advising the distribution companies told ET. The court has posted further hearing in the case to March 7, 2013.

The counsel, who did not wish to be identified, said the distribution companies (discoms) insisted that Reliance Power should file an affidavit before the court laying out its concrete revised roadmap before the next hearing. The discoms also insisted on meeting the lenders of Reliance Power to ascertain their keenness to fund the project.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #5
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Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) After stagnant growth over the last few years, privately?run Krishnapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh is expecting 30 percent growth during the current fiscal.
The all?weather port in Nellore district will handle 21 million tonnes cargo during 2012?13, against 15.4 million tonnes during the previous year, a top port official said.
Anil Yendluri, CEO, Krishnapatnam port, told reporters on the sidelines of an event here Thursday that the port would be handling 16 million tonnes coal, which would be 66 percent of the total cargo to be handled during the current year.
Part of CVR and Navayuga Group of companies, Krishnapatnam port aims to be India's largest port by 2016?17 with annual capacity of 200 million tonnes and 42 berths.
It has so far invested $1 billion (about over Rs.5,000 crore) and plans to invest another $3 billion in the next five to 10 years.
"Krishnapatnam will be bigger than Vizag and Kandla put together. They are the number one and number two ports currently," Yendluri told a conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here on exports from Andhra Pradesh.
"Very soon we will overtake the established ports on the eastern coast because a lot of trade is happening between India and the eastern nations," he said.
Currently, Krishnapatnam is bigger than Gangavaram and Kakinada ports put together in terms of size and almost equal in terms of operations.
The port registered eight percent growth in the first year and 16 percent in second and third years, mainly due to the boom in iron exports. At one time, iron ore was 70 percent of the total cargo handled but it has now completely disappeared due the ban on iron ore exports.
"This has not hit us because we changed the cargo profile by developing infrastructure for coal cargo. Today we are the second or third largest port in the country handling coal and we have also received an award from Australia trade body as the best coal port in the country," he said.
He explained that Krishnapatnam could handle the biggest vessels in the world. It is currently handling vessels carrying 170,000 tonnes of coal.
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GUNTUR: In a boost to industrial development in the state, the Centre has agreed to include Krishnapatnam port in the international industrial zone planned along the Chennai-Bangalore railway corridor.

Stating that the inclusion of the port would attract more industries to the state, industries commissioner Rajath Kumar said the central government has also granted a third National Investment Manufacturing Zone ( Nimz), which would be located in Prakasam district.

Speaking at a meeting organised here on Tuesday by the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), Rajath Kumar said a major superspecialty hospital is being set up in Guntur under the aegis of the DICCI. The hospital would become a major asset to the region as it would support medical cluster for the benefit of Dalit entrepreneurs

. He added that a syringe-making plant would be set up at Kollur.

Guntur district collector S Suresh Kumar, Karunya Foundation chief Manjula and senior officials were present at the meeting.
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Nellore: Central Empowered Committee inspected the alleged environmental damages at Krishnapatnam Port and its surroundings on Tuesday. The committee was deputed by the Supreme Court following some petitions filed by S. Venkateswarlu, a native of Chalivendrum near the port and an advocate K.R. Reddy over damage to the environment because of port activities.

The committee led by its chairman J. Krishnan, IAS (Retired secretary, ministry of environment and forests), member Mahendra Vyas and Amicus Curiae A.D.N. Rao, has inspected the port along with the petitioners and district officials on Tuesday morning. Media was barred from covering the inspection at the instance of the committee.

According to information the petitioners levelled various allegations against the port and the charges include violation of CRZ norms, damage to mangroves and using additional land apart from construction of bridges, railway line, godowns etc.

Port officials explained the measures they have taken to protect the environment and shown the green cover and mangroves, which were fenced as per the direction of pollution control board authorities in the past.

Reacting to allegation on CRZ violations, they reminded that port cannot be located elsewhere other than shore and the definition of port implies construction of berths, godowns, and railway lines etc to import or export cargo.

The officials claimed that they are only using the land allotted to them and raising the green cover as per the directions of authorities concerned and produced the approved master plan of the port to justify their claim.

The port management also countered the allegation over silt deposit in Kandaleru creek while reminding that depth in the creek is vital for ships to enter berths located on the edge of the creek.
Meanwhile mild tension prevailed before the Collectorate when a large group supporting the port and a small group criticising it for environment pollution raised slogans when the committee was conducting a review with officials inside the collectorate here on Tuesday evening.

The committee interacted with the port officials, petitioners, and officials of various government agencies including forest, irrigation and revenue. District collector B. Sreedhar, Nellore RDO Madhavi Latha, port MD C. Sasidhar, CEO Y. Anil, president Ansari and the petitioners were present during the review.

Sources said that the committee would submit its report to the Supreme Court soon. The committee also gave a patient hearing to the allegations of TD, BJP, CPM, CPI and NGOs such as Jana Vignana Vedika against the Port and received their representations.
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Scania Commercial Vehicles handed over 60 trucks to Krishnapatnam Port Co Ltd (KPCL), a private port in Andhra Pradesh. The trucks include the recently launched Scania P 410 8x4, a tipper for coal transportation.

Scania will also establish a dedicated operating lease fleet along with a service workshop at the port to maintain the trucks.

It will deliver five workshop containers for service onsite backed by driver training centre at the port to enhance the operations of the port, according to a press release issued by the company.

Anil Yendluri, Chief Executive Officer, KPCL, said that the company was also working with Scania on logistics and transportation solutions for Liquefied Natural Gas and container transportation.
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Though coming after Mumbai port, which is under the federal government, Krishnapatnam becomes the first private port to offer dedicated berthing to ships carrying heavy lift and project cargo

Gearing up to meet the huge demand for heavy lift and project cargo, Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd., has become the first Indian private port to dedicate a berth with deep draft specially for handling project cargo. The five acres storage capacity in the vicinity of the berth itself will help bolster smooth and rapid handling of heavy lift and project cargo at the port supported by technical handling arrangements integrated to ensures faster turnaround and higher efficiency.

Until now only Mumbai port, one of the 12 major ports which come under the federal government, has been offering dedicated berthing for heavy lift ships. All private and non-major ports which are under the state government and the remaining 11 major ports, have avoided preferential berthing to heavy lift ships. The reason for sidelining is the turnaround time for heavy lift vessels extending from three to five days as compared with bulk and container cargo vessels that need just a few hours.
So far Mumbai port which is on the West coast has been more amenable for heavy lift cargo with 147 project cargo vessels having already called at Mumbai port this year. It holds the record for having played host to the heaviest cargoes, some of which were handled by Sai Maritime one of its major operators. In fact in 2009 Sai Maritime moved a reactor weighing a record 1010 m tons through Mumbai port and also loaded another unit of 1450 m tons at the Mumbai anchorage.
Krishnapatnam port on the East coast appears to be making the best of the growing opportunities. It looks to playing host to the large number of out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargoes that will be integrated in the ultra-mega power stations and other infrastructural projects set to take shape in the Eastern region. According to an official of the Krishnapatnam Port Company their port is well geared to facilitate handling of project cargo. “We have well trained manpower for smoother operation,” he informed. “Besides, our cranes capacity being 204 Mt facilitates handling strings up to 150 Mt.”
“Even though other private ports do not offer dedicated berths, yet large number of operators chose to use these ports as they offer better facilities such as single window clearance, deeper draft, faster evacuation facilities, better connectivity and other facilities contends Janesh Gulati, Executive Director, BOXCO Logistics India Pvt. Ltd. “But all this comes at a price! On the other hand, major ports that come under the central government do not see the importance of project cargo as the government is more focused on the present scenario and not on future development and hence do not give it priority.
Rukhsana S. Vohra, Director of Sai Maritime & Management (P) Ltd., says, “The advantage of Mumbai Port is that it is sheltered, which is very important for heavy lift operations. Barges carrying Heavy lift cargo can easily be accommodated alongside vessels and the berths have adequate space for the multi-axle trailers to turn around.”
She goes on to explain that such enclosed dock conditions exist only at the Mumbai port and to some extent in Chennai. If the size of the dock gates restricts the passage of over-sized cargo, then the port allows the gates to be demolished along with part of the wall for easy passage. The double banking facility ensures safer handling and the special corner berths permit Ro-Ro operations for cargo pieces of more than 200 m tons.
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Panel to discuss Krishnapatnam show cause notice on 22-24 January

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Another first for Krishnapatnam Port



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Thumbs up ‘Beaconing’ growth

Blessed with strategic location, improved connectivity to hinterland and availability of world class infrastructure, Krishnapatnam port is all set for a bright future

Forecasting a higher growth trajectory for the Krishnapatnam port, its Managing Director C. Sasidhar said that their best assets would continue to be the port’s strategic location in the east coast, its improved connectivity to hinterland and availability of world class infrastructure which includes ‘single window’ services for clients.


He said that the introduction of a direct container service, “SCI Kamal”, to push exim trade with Myanmar marked the beginning of another vibrant phase in the high potential container traffic.


The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) began the ‘Kamal’ operations, linking Krishnapatnam with the Yangon port, which will initiate exports from India to Myanmar. The 1,200 TEUs vessel was flagged off at the Krishnapatnam port in the presence of Mr. Sasidhar, SCI director (liner and passenger services) Capt. S. Narula, Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal director Vineetha Venkatesh and port chief operating officer Subba Rao.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sasidhar said that the SCI service was a noble initiative which would benefit bilateral trade with Myanmar in a big way and a new possibility was created for export of cement through the KPCT now. “This service will definitely change the way sea trade has been so far in the east coast. We are looking forward for more such initiatives to bring about a paradigm shift in Indian shipping industry,” he added.
On their port’s future plans, Mr. Sasidhar said that the last 10 yeas had been exciting for them and the port came to a standing where it recorded revenue of Rs. 1,200 crore during 2013-14 fiscal year as against the expected Rs. 1,800 crore for 2014-15. The port handled 21 million tonnes cargo per annum in last fiscal year while it is expected to cross 35 MPTA this year.


Endowed with a deep draft, the Krishnapatnam port would be the only private port in the country to have facilities for receiving the very large bulk carriers and one such ship is calling at the port next month. “We have emerged as number one customer for Indian Railways. Its earnings from the port will touch Rs. 1,500 crore this year,” said Mr. Sasidhar. Outlining the features of new vessel, SCI director Capt. Narula said that the new service was going to open up immense opportunities for exporters and importers and it would facilitate trade to reach out to the growing markets in Myanmar.


Capt. Narula said that depending on the emerging cargo traffic, the direct service to Myanmar would be converted from fortnightly into weekly service.



Source -THE HINDU
October 4, 2014 23:45 IST
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Krishnapatnam Port expects 50% growth this year

Krishnapatnam Port expects 50% growth this year


A view of the cargo being loaded and unloaded at the Krishnapatnam container terminal. - V RISHI KUMAR



Adds new cargo to expand container business; may go in for an IPO next year




Hyderabad, October 5:
Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) expects revenue to grow at least 50 per cent this fiscal, mainly driven by the zooming container business.
The company, which runs Krishnapatnam deepwater port in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, had reported a revenue of ₹1,200 crore in 2013-14, up from ₹650 crore in the previous year.



KPCL’s container business, which completed one year of operation, is expected to nearly double this year, while the cargo business is also set to see new heights with more items being added to the port list.


After taking journalists for a tour of the port, the top management outlined the company’s new initiatives recently.



The trip coincided with the flagging off of a direct container ship, INS Kamal of Shipping Corporation of India, from Krishnapatnam Port to Yangon in Myanmar. The ship has added to two-way trade volumes and fits into the country’s Look East policy.



“The ability of the port to handle very large bulk carriers and the huge port infrastructure created, including a railway line, have made a big difference to the cargo business in the eastern India,” Chitta Sasidhar, Managing Director of KPCL, said.



The company, part of the diversified CVR Group, handled about 35 million tonnes (mt) of cargo during 2014-15, up from 21 mt in the year before. The container terminal has handled 58,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in its first year of operation.



The port also contributes about ₹1,600 crore to the customs and excise and ₹1,500 crore to the Railways last year.


There is no immediate funding requirement for the port, but the company may yet consider an initial public offering next year, depending on market conditions, Sasidhar said. Spread over 6,500 acres, the port has container capacity to handle about 1.2 million TEUs. The company invested over ₹1,200 crore in the phase one of the port and about ₹4,800 crore in the phase II, which is now nearing completion. There is huge capacity for growth both in handling the cargo and containers.


Coal and iron ore have been two of the major imports from the port so far. With the port close to at least six major thermal power projects, several of them fully dependent on imported coal, the coal imports are likely to go up, Sasidhar said.



Lately, some South Indian cement makers have begun exports.


Machilipatnam Port

Sasidhar said the Group is the single largest port development contractor associated with several ports.



“We are awaiting land allotment to take up the Machilipatnam port project. This would become another important port once completed as it would be located close to the proposed capital city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.”
(The writer was at the Krishnapatnam Port on the invitation of the company.)


Source - THE HINDU
This article was published on October 5, 2014
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Coal handling to go up at Krishnapatnam Port

Coal handling to go up at Krishnapatnam Port

Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd. (KPCL) has decided to increase its daily coal handling volume from one lakh tonnes to 1.50 lakh tonnes. This is due to increasing demand for coal from thermal, cement and steel plants located in Gummidipoondi.


Currently, 78,000 tonnes of coal was moved through 20 rakes, and another 27,500 tonnes through trucks and tippers to Bellary, Kadappa, Nandiyal and Gummidipoondi. Coal contributes about 70 per cent of KPCL total cargo volume.


Over 1,000 trucks of different capacities are used to move coal daily to AP and TN, and 110 trucks to Gummidipoondi. The present plan calls for doubling the number of trucks and tippers using just-in-time concept to deliver the coal.



On Saturday, KPCL officials entered into pact with 300 truckers in AP and TN.


Gummidipoondi is about 147 km from Krishnapatnam Port. Yet, the thermal, cement and steel plants preferred it for excellent logistics and speed of evacuation, sources said.



Talking to The Hindu, a KPCL official said: “These power and cement producers and steel manufacturers have started using our port as we are bringing in Cape Size vessels and Panamax vessels that could bring in huge volumes of coal in single transportation. ”


The Gummidipoondi sector did not have a railway yard to load and offload coal , he pointed out.



Last year, KPCL handled 25 MT of coal. This year, it would handle 38 MT, he said.


Source - The Hindu
October 4, 2014
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JICA to develop Krishnapatnam as Industrial City

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Japanese government agency Japan In ternational CooperationAgency (Jica) is keen on developing Krishnapatnam as an industrial city as part of the upcoming Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor (CBIC) project, said a top official of the organization on Wednesday. “We are preparing a master plan for the CBIC project.While the development plan for the entire CBIC region has been completed, we have just commenced the second part, which is the preparation of master plan for the three industrial nodes, including Krishnapatnam. An industrial node is defined as an industrial city consisting of industrial park and commercial facilities,“ Jica deputy chief representative, Ichiguchi Tomohide, said, adding that the master plan preparation is expected to get over by March 2015 after which Jica would finalize the blueprint.
“I think Jica is quite positive about providing further assistance but so far nothing concrete has been discussed as the studies are on. After the study (is done) we will consider the infrastructure development,“ he added.
The other two industrial nodes identified by Jica in the Chennai-Bangalore In dustrial Corridor region are Ponneri in Tamil Nadu and Tumkur in Karnataka. Tomohide, who was in the city to conduct reviews of the ongoing projects in Telangana, pointed out that Jica was interested in developing Krishnapatnam area because it already has a port and is nearer to Chennai as well as Sri City, where a lot of Japanese companies are present. While Jica has six projects in Telangana, it has four in AP.
In Telangana, Jica is involved in major projects like the Hussainsagar lake and catchment area improvement project, Hyderabad outer ring road (ORR) project and IIT-Hyderabad campus development project.
Speaking about the ORR project, he said that as part of the project, Jica has completed a master plan for intelligent transport system (ITS), which is the first initiative in India.
“The ITS comprises tour and signal management system and can help alleviate traffic congestions as it will cover the entire city as well.The tendering will be done by Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA),“ he said.
Meanwhile, the Jica official said that India was the largest recipient country with loan assistance of Rs 18,000 crore promised last fiscal and disbursement of Rs 8,000 crore.
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KPCL offers to create more facilities in the natural creek. Under a special programme called ‘Athidhya’, the KPCL will conduct bus service during weekends to transport tourists from Nellore town to the port. If the project proves a success, more facilities will be added.

As part of its comprehensive tourism development project, the district administration is planning to make the landmark Krishnapatnam port an integral part of the initiative. Accordingly, the Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) has offered to create facilities such as theme park and boating hub in the natural creek.


In order to avoid inconvenience to visiting ships, the KPCL authorities have also proposed to allot separate space for developing facilities for tourists at the port. Consequently, speed boating and water sports will be introduced.


‘Athidhya’Under a special programme called ‘Athidhya’, the KPCL will conduct bus service during weekends to transport tourists from Nellore town to the port. If the project proves a success, more facilities will be added.
District Collector N. Srikanth said the Krishnapatnam port, Ranganadhaswamy Temple, Rajarajeswari Temple, Nellore Tank and Bara Shahid Dargah have strong potential in the Nellore tourism circuit.



“Steps will be taken not only to improve tourism infrastructure but also to create employment for the local unemployed youth,” he added.


KPCL senior management representative Ghanta Venugopal said within two months a boating facility would be developed on the port premises without disturbing the port’s commercial shipping operations. He also suggested that a beach could also be developed on the eastern side of the port for tourists.



“As the KPCL has the necessary infrastructure to emerge as the largest port with 42 berths in future, the management is keen to spread awareness about its rich potential,” he said.


“Various types of tourism circuits will be developed. For example, the eco-tourism circuit will comprise the Pulicat lake and the Sriharikota space centre,” Joint Collector G. Rekharani said.

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