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GNS - 100: our first subscriber Muffled voices for merit… This scant respect for Law Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy More heat than light A professional at the helm of IRDA... Discoms deserve better… L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Editor's Notes Paytm karo... Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Why this malaise in medical education? Readers' Mail Should we change the official year? Plummeting profits of PSBs Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science The brown list of Venkitaramanan L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet An enemy’s enemy is a friend When nations steal growth from one another… Sri Lanka votes for change Valli, they are more marginalised When the President was rendered homeless… IPL type auction for VCs? 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Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Towards speedy justice Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Make standards certification mandatory... The Jan Dhan bonanza Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! Tax agriculture When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai The rise and fall of Annamalai University The sea- saw battle continues... ONGC at KG Basin Return to king coal for urea... Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Medical costs hit the roof... Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS A friendly business group Roaring Ro-Ro facility Tatas moving out of urea production... 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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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