Kattupalli Port in Tiruvallur District Controversy In the recent update of the case, TNPCB had decided to hold a public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Adani group’s Kattupalli Port in Tiruvallur district. The Kattupalli Port project hearing was scheduled for a hearing in January 2021 but was delayed due to COVID-19, after environmentalists and opposition parties’ strong opposition. Poovulagin Nanbargal, an environmental organisation, released the statement “DMK opposed the project during the AIADMK rule. “The election manifesto also promised that the party will oppose the project. The government should withhold the notification, “, whereas the other person named Nityanand Jayaraman had said that Adani’s proposed Kattupalli port expansion will destroy fisher livelihoods, endanger Chennai and hurt fragile Pulicat wetlands. “Hope @mkstalin will fulfil an election promise to scrap the Adani Port expansion proposal. Why has TNPCB announced a public hearing for the project? It will harm 100,000 fishers, worsen flood risk for Chennai-Thiruvallur”
Kattupalli Port in Tiruvallur district controversy
Kattupalli Port in Tiruvallur district
Kattupalli Port in Tiruvallur district ( 30 km north of Chennai) is a modern multi-cargo port located in North Chennai. Situated outside city limits, Katupalli offers 24×7 congestion-free approach roads for seamless movement of cargo offering a wide basket of services such as a dedicated yard for Direct Port Delivery clearance, Direct Port Entry for factory stuffed/self-sealed export-laden containers and flexible carting, with well connected to cargo clusters, national highways and container freight stations. t is a deep draft port capable of handling vessels of draft up to 15.0 meters. The port presently has three berths, Berth-1 length 353 meters, and Berth-2 & 3 having a combined length total of 654 meters in a line. located in Thiruvallur district, the port serves the ‘hinterland of North Tamilnadu, Chennai Region, Bangalore region and South Andhra Pradesh’ via sea transport. At present, the port handles a capacity of 1.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum
Features of Kattupalli Port:
|Location||Tiruvallur district, 30 km north of Chennai, India|
|Type||Well-connected to cargo clusters, national highways, and container freight stations|
|Approach Roads||24×7 congestion-free approach roads|
|Services||– Dedicated yard for Direct Port Delivery clearance|
|– Direct Port Entry for factory stuffed/export-laden containers|
|– Flexible carting|
|Connectivity||Well connected to cargo clusters, national highways, and container freight stations|
|Draft Capacity||Up to 15.0 meters|
|Berths||– Berth-1: Length 353 meters|
|– Berth-2 & 3: Combined length of 654 meters|
|Cargo Handling Capacity||1.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum|
|Hinterland Served||North Tamilnadu, Chennai Region, Bangalore Region, and South Andhra Pradesh|
|Special Features||Deep draft port capable of handling larger vessels|
Kattupalli Port controversy in details
Where is the Kattupalli Port located?
Kattupalli Port is located in Tiruvallur district ( 30 km north of Chennai), at the ‘hinterland of North Tamilnadu, Chennai Region, Bangalore region and South Andhra Pradesh
What is the capacity of Adani Kattupalli port?
The capacity of Adani Kattupalli port is 18 mtpa of capacity, including a berth for dry bulk cargo Berth-1 length of 353 meters, and Berth-2 & 3 having a combined length total of 654 meters in a line.