Varkala-Kallambalam Road is one of the most traversed stretches
The Kerala government would explore the possibility of forming a project-specific Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to implement the proposed Nilambur-Sulthan Bathery-Nanjangud rail line project by bringing in private sector and foreign partners with requisite expertise.
The Kerala government has identified eight areas for the development of ports in the state and sought urgent aid from the Union government for the ports development. The State Fisheries and Ports Minister K Babu highlighted the issues at the 15th meeting of Maritime State Development Council (MSDC) in Bangalore recently.
By 2015, the Kerala government has chalked out an action plan to shift 20 per cent of road cargo movement to coastal shipping. The State government would expand 6 minor ports to enhance coastal shipping services in the first phase. The government said that seven per cent of the total cargo movement is through coastal shipping.