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Sub: Developing a sea port & port based SEZ between Durgarajupatnam & Thoopulipalem in Vakadu Mandal of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh under PPP mode – - Regarding.

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This is to inform all the prospective investors and venture capitalists that there is sufficient scope for developing a sea port between Durgarajupatnam& Thoopulipalem in Vakadu mandal of Nellore district in Andhra pradesh. This would give a boost to the economy of the neighbouring Chittoor district as well as the Special economic zone at Sathyavedu and also the M.I.R.& the Inter state South Indian Industrial corridor which are in the pipeline besides giving scope for some more power projects in and around the proposed port.Durgarajupatnam is known for port activity since times immemorial. A team from the ports department also visited the site recently to assess the potential of the port.

In fact Armagon was the first British settlement before they acquired Madras.Am reproducing the following paras from old British records which made particular reference to Durgarajupatnam for your kind perusal and better appreciation of it’s potential as a sea port.

“To Coromandel’s shores, following the trade routes first navigated by the Arabs, then centuries later by the Portuguese and Dutch, the British came in the early 17th century. Seeking a permanent trading settlement and investment in a textile-producing area, Andrew Cogan, the chief agent of the East India Company at Machilipatnam, sent his Factor at Armagon near Nellore, Francis Day, scouting for a place where the Company, established on the first day of 1600, could find ‘cloath better cheape’

By 1612, the Dutch established themselves in Pulicat to the north. In the seventeenth century when the British East India Company decided to build a factory on the east coast they selected Armagon (Dugarazpatnam), a village around 35 miles North of Pulicat, as the site in 1626. The calico cloth from the local area, which was in high demand
Armagon (Armeghon, Armugam).-Village in the Gudur taluk of
Nellore District, Madras, situated in I3? 59' N. and 80? io' E., on the Bay of Bengal. The place is now sometimes called Monapalem,from a neighbouring village with a lighthouse, and sometimes Dugarazu-patnam, from another village where open communication with the sea can be maintained. It is said to be named after one Arumuga Mudaliyar, by whose assistance one of the earliest English settlements on the Coromandel coast, consisting of a factory defended by twelve pieces of cannon, was established in 1625. A lighthouse is maintained at Monapalem in 13? 53' N. and 80? 8' E., which gives a flash every 20 seconds visible 14 miles away, and warns vessels off the Armagon
shoal, 6 miles from shore. The shoal is about Io miles long, and the shallowest patch on it has ix fathoms of water, and lies from 3? to 51 miles east-by-north of the lighthouse. The still water inside the shoal is called Blackwood's Harbour, after Sir Henry Blackwood, once admiral on this coast, who had it charted, and suggested that it would make a practicable harbour. Seven miles north of Armagon lighthouse is Dugarazupatnam, a small village of 2,388 in habitants on the Buck-ingham Canal . Being at the mouth of an entrance to the sea from the backwater in front of which Armagon stands, it was apparently the port of Armagon, and the two places are often spoken of as identical. Near by are the remains of an old fort built by the East India Company.
www.maplandia.com/india/andhra.../durgarajupatnam/
www.dgllnoida.gov.in/visaga/ARMAGON.html

The site is 30 km from the NH at Nayudupeta and with in 100 Km from Chennai/Tirupati besides being in close proximity to Tada growth centre. In view of the upcoming MIR/South indian industrial corridor the proposed port based Sez at Durgarajupatnam would bea successful venture for any investor.[/B]
 

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On seeing the durgarajupatnam notes, we are thinking of studying the same please send further details what ever you can share with us, so that a preliminary study can be assessed before we take a feasibility study for a medium port in that area

RGRamachandran
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Sub: Developing a sea port & port based SEZ between Durgarajupatnam & Thoopulipalem in Vakadu Mandal of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh under PPP mode – - Regarding.

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This is to inform all the prospective investors and venture capitalists that there is sufficient scope for developing a sea port between Durgarajupatnam& Thoopulipalem in Vakadu mandal of Nellore district in Andhra pradesh. This would give a boost to the economy of the neighbouring Chittoor district as well as the Special economic zone at Sathyavedu and also the M.I.R.& the Inter state South Indian Industrial corridor which are in the pipeline besides giving scope for some more power projects in and around the proposed port.Durgarajupatnam is known for port activity since times immemorial. A team from the ports department also visited the site recently to assess the potential of the port.

In fact Armagon was the first British settlement before they acquired Madras.Am reproducing the following paras from old British records which made particular reference to Durgarajupatnam for your kind perusal and better appreciation of it’s potential as a sea port.

“To Coromandel’s shores, following the trade routes first navigated by the Arabs, then centuries later by the Portuguese and Dutch, the British came in the early 17th century. Seeking a permanent trading settlement and investment in a textile-producing area, Andrew Cogan, the chief agent of the East India Company at Machilipatnam, sent his Factor at Armagon near Nellore, Francis Day, scouting for a place where the Company, established on the first day of 1600, could find ‘cloath better cheape’

By 1612, the Dutch established themselves in Pulicat to the north. In the seventeenth century when the British East India Company decided to build a factory on the east coast they selected Armagon (Dugarazpatnam), a village around 35 miles North of Pulicat, as the site in 1626. The calico cloth from the local area, which was in high demand
Armagon (Armeghon, Armugam).-Village in the Gudur taluk of
Nellore District, Madras, situated in I3? 59' N. and 80? io' E., on the Bay of Bengal. The place is now sometimes called Monapalem,from a neighbouring village with a lighthouse, and sometimes Dugarazu-patnam, from another village where open communication with the sea can be maintained. It is said to be named after one Arumuga Mudaliyar, by whose assistance one of the earliest English settlements on the Coromandel coast, consisting of a factory defended by twelve pieces of cannon, was established in 1625. A lighthouse is maintained at Monapalem in 13? 53' N. and 80? 8' E., which gives a flash every 20 seconds visible 14 miles away, and warns vessels off the Armagon
shoal, 6 miles from shore. The shoal is about Io miles long, and the shallowest patch on it has ix fathoms of water, and lies from 3? to 51 miles east-by-north of the lighthouse. The still water inside the shoal is called Blackwood's Harbour, after Sir Henry Blackwood, once admiral on this coast, who had it charted, and suggested that it would make a practicable harbour. Seven miles north of Armagon lighthouse is Dugarazupatnam, a small village of 2,388 in habitants on the Buck-ingham Canal . Being at the mouth of an entrance to the sea from the backwater in front of which Armagon stands, it was apparently the port of Armagon, and the two places are often spoken of as identical. Near by are the remains of an old fort built by the East India Company.
www.maplandia.com/india/andhra.../durgarajupatnam/
www.dgllnoida.gov.in/visaga/ARMAGON.html

The site is 30 km from the NH at Nayudupeta and with in 100 Km from Chennai/Tirupati besides being in close proximity to Tada growth centre. In view of the upcoming MIR/South indian industrial corridor the proposed port based Sez at Durgarajupatnam would bea successful venture for any investor.[/B]
 

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On seeing the durgarajupatnam notes, we are thinking of studying the same please send further details what ever you can share with us, so that a preliminary study can be assessed before we take a feasibility study for a medium port in that area

RGRamachandran
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Expecting a positive decision by 15th may 2013 by union cabinet on Durgarajupatnam

Sub: Developing a sea port & port based SEZ between Durgarajupatnam & Thoopulipalem in Vakadu Mandal of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh under PPP mode – - Regarding.

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This is to inform all the prospective investors and venture capitalists that there is sufficient scope for developing a sea port between Durgarajupatnam& Thoopulipalem in Vakadu mandal of Nellore district in Andhra pradesh. This would give a boost to the economy of the neighbouring Chittoor district as well as the Special economic zone at Sathyavedu and also the M.I.R.& the Inter state South Indian Industrial corridor which are in the pipeline besides giving scope for some more power projects in and around the proposed port.Durgarajupatnam is known for port activity since times immemorial. A team from the ports department also visited the site recently to assess the potential of the port.

In fact Armagon was the first British settlement before they acquired Madras.Am reproducing the following paras from old British records which made particular reference to Durgarajupatnam for your kind perusal and better appreciation of it’s potential as a sea port.

“To Coromandel’s shores, following the trade routes first navigated by the Arabs, then centuries later by the Portuguese and Dutch, the British came in the early 17th century. Seeking a permanent trading settlement and investment in a textile-producing area, Andrew Cogan, the chief agent of the East India Company at Machilipatnam, sent his Factor at Armagon near Nellore, Francis Day, scouting for a place where the Company, established on the first day of 1600, could find ‘cloath better cheape’

By 1612, the Dutch established themselves in Pulicat to the north. In the seventeenth century when the British East India Company decided to build a factory on the east coast they selected Armagon (Dugarazpatnam), a village around 35 miles North of Pulicat, as the site in 1626. The calico cloth from the local area, which was in high demand
Armagon (Armeghon, Armugam).-Village in the Gudur taluk of
Nellore District, Madras, situated in I3? 59' N. and 80? io' E., on the Bay of Bengal. The place is now sometimes called Monapalem,from a neighbouring village with a lighthouse, and sometimes Dugarazu-patnam, from another village where open communication with the sea can be maintained. It is said to be named after one Arumuga Mudaliyar, by whose assistance one of the earliest English settlements on the Coromandel coast, consisting of a factory defended by twelve pieces of cannon, was established in 1625. A lighthouse is maintained at Monapalem in 13? 53' N. and 80? 8' E., which gives a flash every 20 seconds visible 14 miles away, and warns vessels off the Armagon
shoal, 6 miles from shore. The shoal is about Io miles long, and the shallowest patch on it has ix fathoms of water, and lies from 3? to 51 miles east-by-north of the lighthouse. The still water inside the shoal is called Blackwood's Harbour, after Sir Henry Blackwood, once admiral on this coast, who had it charted, and suggested that it would make a practicable harbour. Seven miles north of Armagon lighthouse is Dugarazupatnam, a small village of 2,388 in habitants on the Buck-ingham Canal . Being at the mouth of an entrance to the sea from the backwater in front of which Armagon stands, it was apparently the port of Armagon, and the two places are often spoken of as identical. Near by are the remains of an old fort built by the East India Company.
www.maplandia.com/india/andhra.../durgarajupatnam/
www.dgllnoida.gov.in/visaga/ARMAGON.html

The site is 30 km from the NH at Nayudupeta and with in 100 Km from Chennai/Tirupati besides being in close proximity to Tada growth centre. In view of the upcoming MIR/South indian industrial corridor the proposed port based Sez at Durgarajupatnam would bea successful venture for any investor.[/B]
Am expecting a positive decision on Durgarajupatnam by 15th may 2013 by the union cabinet putting an end to the oscillation regarding the site for a major port being severely fought between Durgarajupatnam and Ramayyapatnam. Durgarajupatnam falls in the Chennai- Bangalore industrial corridor which in turn will be connected to Bangalore-Mumbai --Delhi industrial corridors. As such there is bound to be huge surplus cargo from Ennore, Chennai and Krishnapatnam for which we need a major port at Durgarajupatnam. In fact it's a natural deep sea port which doesn't require any dredging. Moreover a railway line has already been sanctioned in 2011 itself from Gudur to Durgarajupatnam via chillakur and Kota. The land located between the quadrangle of Gudur--Kota--Durgarajupatnam --Nayudupeta spread in about 1000 sq. kms is more than sufficient to absorb all the demands emanating from setting up a major port at Durgarajupatnam. In contrast major port at Ramayyapatnam shall be an economic disaster and will soon slip into a loss making PSU.
 

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Major port at Durgarajupatnam cleared by CCEA on 9th may 2013

Am expecting a positive decision on Durgarajupatnam by 15th may 2013 by the union cabinet putting an end to the oscillation regarding the site for a major port being severely fought between Durgarajupatnam and Ramayyapatnam. Durgarajupatnam falls in the Chennai- Bangalore industrial corridor which in turn will be connected to Bangalore-Mumbai --Delhi industrial corridors. As such there is bound to be huge surplus cargo from Ennore, Chennai and Krishnapatnam for which we need a major port at Durgarajupatnam. In fact it's a natural deep sea port which doesn't require any dredging. Moreover a railway line has already been sanctioned in 2011 itself from Gudur to Durgarajupatnam via chillakur and Kota. The land located between the quadrangle of Gudur--Kota--Durgarajupatnam --Nayudupeta spread in about 1000 sq. kms is more than sufficient to absorb all the demands emanating from setting up a major port at Durgarajupatnam. In contrast major port at Ramayyapatnam shall be an economic disaster and will soon slip into a loss making PSU.
New ports to come up in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a shipping ministry proposal to set up new major ports in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), which met here in the evening, decided to set up a major port at Sagar Island in West Bengal through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode and another new port at Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
An official release said the existing port facilities at Kolkata and Haldia are riverine ports and are facing severe draught limitations, because of the adverse morphological changes in Hooghly River which results in regular siltation. The deep draught port at Sagar Island would obviate the need for heavy maintenance dredging and would be able to handle large-sized vessels.
It said the rapid industrial growth in the hinterland of Visakhapatnam Port has rendered it necessary to have another major port in Andhra Pradesh. The new major port will facilitate the economic development of the state.
 

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Golden quadrangle of Gudur--Kota--Durgarajupatnam--Nayudupeta to reap maximum benefits

New ports to come up in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a shipping ministry proposal to set up new major ports in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), which met here in the evening, decided to set up a major port at Sagar Island in West Bengal through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode and another new port at Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
An official release said the existing port facilities at Kolkata and Haldia are riverine ports and are facing severe draught limitations, because of the adverse morphological changes in Hooghly River which results in regular siltation. The deep draught port at Sagar Island would obviate the need for heavy maintenance dredging and would be able to handle large-sized vessels.
It said the rapid industrial growth in the hinterland of Visakhapatnam Port has rendered it necessary to have another major port in Andhra Pradesh. The new major port will facilitate the economic development of the state.
The land located between the quadrangle of Gudur--Kota--Durgarajupatnam --Nayudupeta spread in about 1000 sq. kms is more than sufficient to absorb all the demands emanating from setting up a major port at Durgarajupatnam.
 

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APIIC to survey 2 ideal sites near Srikalahasthi

An FSRU is bound to come up at Durgarajupatnam which will be a boon to the Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridor as it would facilitate a pipeline through out the corridor for industrial use.
APIIC will soon survey 2 ideal sites for port based major industries of 800 acres each adjacent to Srikalahasthi - Tada road near parlapalli to Karlapudi on Srikalahasthi--Pichatur double road. 2 major industries in public/private sector are likely to come up in these sites.
 

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Govt fast tracks port at Durgarajupatnam

APIIC will soon survey 2 ideal sites for port based major industries of 800 acres each adjacent to Srikalahasthi - Tada road near parlapalli to Karlapudi on Srikalahasthi--Pichatur double road. 2 major industries in public/private sector are likely to come up in these sites.
Government Fastracks Dugarajapatnam Port, RITES Calls for Geo Studies
Posted on June 1, 2013

Government is serious on speeding up the plans for port at Dugarajapatnam. The recent steps its taken over the last few weeks are bound to silence doubting Thomases and those decrying that the port announcement is an election ploy.
Topographic & Hydrographic survey for the Port at Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Techno-Economic Feasibility Studies and Geo-technical Investigations for Port facilities at Durgarajpatnam in Nellore have been initiated by RITES by tenders with clear deadlines for completion of surveys in less than 100 days and set the ball rolling for the prestigious port at Durgarajupatnam in 2013 itself.
RITES is a Government of India Enterprise was established in 1974, under the aegis of Indian Railways. RITES is incorporated in India as a Public Limited Company under the Companies Act, 1956 and is governed by a Board of Directors which includes persons of eminence from various sectors of engineering and management. RITES Ltd., an ISO 9001-2008 company, is a multi-disciplinary consultancy organization in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies.
Industrial circles are now happy that Govt is walking the talk and port project roadmap is becoming a reality with all recent steps in the right direction, all coming in after recent Centre’s nod for a major port at Dugarajapatnam of Vakadu mandal in the district. .
Unless Industrialists and politicians of AP stop internal bickerings and learn from the unity shown by Maharastra, Tamlinadu, and Karnataka politicians (of all parties) in various water issues and their zeal to get infrastructure projects to their own states, the present momentum visible at Dugarajapatnam Port might lose steam as upcoming election politics takes center stage. People of Andhra Pradesh and especially Nellore residents sincerely wish that better sense prevails and for once all concerned especially politicians look at the big picture and stay united to see this landmark project fastracked for AP’s future progress and growth.
Vested interests who had lost out to Dugarajapatnam in the port race are now, with ulterior motives, crying fowl and creating hullabaloo and bringing to fore petty issues like depth of sea, insufficient land availability, ISRO concerns, possible environmental issues, and fisherman livelihoods etc to create confusion in the media and influence public opinion. These are issues which are common to any new upcoming port project anywhere in India and glorifying them as unique to only this port project speaks of the narrow mindsets of critics and their inertia in creating a new resurgent industrial India.
The objections of Isro and ecologists claims have all been addressed and taken cognizance of even when the project site was shortlisted. Sufficient land availability has been acknowledged by various revenue and govt bodies. The local fishermen are eager to see this project come up at Dugarajapatnam as more allied business opportunities and standard of living will increase for all involved in and around Duggarupatnam’s ecosystem.
Geographical Location: Durgarajapatnam (Durgarajupatnam) is a small village with 2388 inhabitants, lies adjacent to Buckingham Canal, very near to sea shore in Vakadu Mandalam of Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. Important towns like Gudur is at a distance of 40 km and Vakadu at 10 km. It is surrounded with marshy land with tidal influence.
Hinterland Connectivity:
Road: Durgarajapatnam site is at a distance of about 33 km from Naidupet at NH-5 (connecting Chennai to Kolkata). Durgarajapatnam has got another 37 km stretch black topped single lane road connecting NH 5 towards Gudur near Chillakur via Nellipudi,Chittedu, Kesavaram, Kadivedu, Mutyalapadu etc. This alternate route is advantageous for the Gudur bound traffic. Another road starting from Sullurpet joins the connecting road from Naidupeta to Durgarajapatnam after a distance 30 km. Thus the site is directly connected with NH -5 at three places (Sullurpet, Naidupet, and near Gudur) by three different existing roads.
Rail: Southern Central railway line passes very next to the NH-5 at about 30 km distance from the coast. However, major railway junction Gudur is 42 km.
Air: Chennai is the Nearest Airport, which is approximately 100 km from the site. A new airport is proposed for Nellore district.
Climate: The area experience hot and dry temperatures for many months of the year. Summer is typically hot touching temperature to above 40°C in May. Summer temperatures can range from a minimum of 22°C and can rise up to a maximum of 41°C. Average temperatures during the day are usually around 35°C. The months of April and May are prone to heat waves.


 
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