Kerala to take Colachel issue to PM

Kerala to take Colachel issue to PM

Cobrapost |
July 15, 2016

Kerala to take Colachel issue to PM

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express the state’s concern over the Centre’s in-principle nod to the Colachel port project in Tamil Nadu, which is hardly 30-km from Vizhinjam port here.

He also described the Centre’s decision to give nod to another “unviable” port near Vizhinjam as “not logical”.

“The Centre has given in-principle nod to the Colachel project. This project will also need viability gap funding, perhaps more than Vizhinjam,” Vijayan said, replying to a submission on the issue raised by Congress MLA M Vincent in the state Assembly.

“There is no logic in setting up another unviable port project, hardly 30-km away from Vizhinjam. This kind of illogical way of utilising the tax payer’s money cannot be accepted,” he said. The Kerala government had already written to the Prime Minister on the state’s anxieties over Colachel, he said.

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