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CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Small units prefers to remain small... B H Kothari - a tribute …and of a popular trade leader Vibrant Gujarat Come elections, come advertisements... A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Making ‘my Amaravati’... Cement prices continue to rise… Convulsions in The Hindu A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Delhi is distant Kulandai was a giant The few handicaps... CII projects higher growth… Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL The rise and rise of KCP Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Road development slows down Breaththrough in malaria control Intellectual of rare qualities Preserving for the future An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... The star of Spencers is no more Sweeter prospects for sugar Why this malaise in medical education? Kinetic Karnataka Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research No engine for this car Nuclear power at the nucleus A glass full of corruption L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Marketing expert Balagopal is no more EEC at the National Media Centre The brown list of Venkitaramanan More tributes to GR Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ The balancing act Engineering seats go abegging A yen for wastage… When Ratan Tata visited SRM Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Funding the un-funded Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Demise of a media baron... The sea- saw battle continues... Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Tribute – M V Murugappan Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Russi Mody – a tribute Shale gas and its shallow future Plummeting profits of PSBs Shipping woes of Chennai companies Banning booze... MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Silver Years of Madras Musings Editor's Says Maximising the micro pricing … TELANGANA at last…BUT Which side are you, Montek? Tax agriculture Music happens Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities GNS - 100: our first subscriber For whom the MIDS bell tolls? He saved millions from starvation... Revive development banks... Mu Sigma – is no more Alexa – Talking Wikipedia TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Build close rapport with business leaders When nations steal growth from one another… to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Put expensive assets created to use... Robber barons everywhere ONGC at KG Basin Waning interest in public discussions… Adharma of opposition politics More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Don’t seem to feel the pulse… A proud Madrasi Editor's Notes Where is Rajaji? Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V London, London Narayan Sri Lanka votes for change Solar, solar everywhere … Another Indian music maestro at the UN IPL type auction for VCs? Medical costs hit the roof... West Bengal: mindless malignancy Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Contrarian cousins Fortune for Indian Airlines IPL - no surprise this scam This scant respect for Law TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Muffled voices for merit… The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Tribute Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? Delhi is distant… Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School The why of tax incentives Secularism and anti-Hinduism Streamlining mandatory third party cover A professional at the helm of IRDA... The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Airlines in India: cost and space Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Moily’s bold thrust Readers' Mail Revving up the manufacturing sector Five star activism stalls development activity New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… The Swadeshi Trump TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Haul over the coal Protest masters... Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Polls and promises A think tank for Chennai Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... The rise and fall of Annamalai University For whom the bell tolls? IAS invades NDDB... Shanti and Sadhana through Music Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Why land prices zoom in TN? Auto components surge… F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more No Maha Koottani in TN... Align crops to agro climate endowments… Tatas moving out of urea production... CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Welcome focus on core competence Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna The Jan Dhan bonanza SoA @ 80 Valli, they are more marginalised All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Mersal magnified Return to king coal for urea... Gay abandon in pricing Noble nonagenarians... When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Things happen by accident and not by design... Modi and the lady The nuclear option Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Wanted: a second airport for Chennai CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Pharma – overdose of copying R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Strengthen the base... Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Tough task taking states together TIAM turns a full cycle Cutting the nose to spite the face Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Where a state respects its litterateurs… Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Discoms deserve better… The Gulf aviation boom WTO Meet: resolved to meet again He continues the focus on social amelioration Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Boy, can you beat these? Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Sweet news for TN sugar mills Multi-faceted Venkat How Air-India loses customs... Delhi returns to BJP When online building permits work…. A welcome initiative by the judiciary Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai When small is no larger beautiful.. Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Telangana in top gear… PC’s preference for professionals Fuel for thought Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad TGS- The king storyteller Solar thermal shines… EVM is tamper-proof There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Poor quality of university VCs Paytm karo... Welcome GST The power-full Hindujas Fortune 500 review Quality education through the PPP mode Roaring Ro-Ro facility Tatas moving out of urea production... When the President was rendered homeless… An enemy’s enemy is a friend A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Delhi Chalo... Modi storms Silicon Valley Remembering Indira Sivasailam... No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Towards speedy justice S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Parliament in paralysis... More heat than light Should we change the official year? GM Technology at last! Rahman at CIC China invests in India Gas is the way forward Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Quality silica from Neyveli Make standards certification mandatory... Wise Presidents Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara An inexplicable neglect A friendly business group Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Building loyalty through the stomach Kudos to NDTV... A more liberated TN…
 
Roaring Ro-Ro facility

Gujarat offers the most exemplary example of port development. In the 1990s, Gujarat had just one major port at Kandla. It set up 41 ports on the C-shaped coastline with considerable forethought and effort. The state government encouraged private parties to set up a slew of ports. Some of them channel more traffic than even those designated as major ports! The cargo handled, for instance, by Reliance Jamnagar Port of around 120 million tonnes, beats the total Cargo handled by the three major ports of Tamil Nadu at Chennai, Ennore and Tuticorin hands down!

More such state-of-the-art ventures are coming up. The latest being the inauguration of the world-class roll-on, roll-off (Ro-Ro) ferry service through Sea of Khambhat connecting Gogha in Bhavnagar district with Dahej in Baruch district. This facility offers notable savings in both time and costs. Presently, it takes 8-hours by road to cover the two towns. The new facility cracks it in just about an hour! More importantly, this Rs 650 crore ferry service project can carry 70 trucks, 100 four-wheelers and 500 passengers!


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