Published On:October 14 2021
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Chennai Port, NHAI, Tamil Nadu govt sign MoU to develop multimodal logistic park at Mappedu.

The Chennai Port Trust, National Highway Authority of India and the Tamil Nadu government will develop a multimodal logistic park at Mappedu in Tiruvallur district, said the Chairman of Chennai Port Trust.

Addressing the reporters, Sunil Kumar Paliwal, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, said, "A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in this regard, was signed on October 12, 2021, among Chennai Port Trust (CPT), the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Government of Tamil Nadu to develop a state-of-the-art multimodal logistic park (MMLP) at Mappedu."

PM Gati Shakti' initiative launched by PM Narendra Modi recently will give a fresh boost to the connectivity infrastructure in the nation, said a press release from Chennai Port Trust.

"The MMLP project will be developed over 158 acres of land in Mappedu village of Tiruvallur district at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,045 crore. It will have road and rail connectivity," Paliwal said.

To develop the MMLP at Mappedu, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be formed with all the three stakeholders viz. ChPT, NHAI and TIDCO.

"Chennai port will hand over the 121.74 acres of Portus Lure to the SPV. The state government will contribute Rs. 50 crore to the SPV, Additional area of 36.23 acres adjacent to the 'Port Trust Land' will be acquired by NHAI. NHAI will also bear the cost of the road connectivity project," Paliwal said.


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