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Stir hits container movement at ICTT

Stir hits container movement at ICTT

As the 100 agreement labourers involved in moving containers to and from the DP World-operated International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) in Kochi went on a strike from late afternoon on December 23. As a result, container movement at the ICTT has come to a standstill.

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Second CFS comes up in Kochi near ICTT

Second CFS comes up in Kochi near ICTT

In Kochi, the second container freight station (CFS) near the international container transshipment terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam is nearing completion. It is being set up by MIV Logistics Private Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) floated by the State government-promoted entity Inkel, CFS will have a capacity to handle 75,000 containers a year.

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Cochin Shipyard commissions fast patrol vessel

Cochin Shipyard commissions fast patrol vessel

Cochin Shipyard-built Aadesh vessel, the first of the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) for the Indian Coast Guard, was commissioned in Kochi last week. Two ships of the class have been delivered to the Coast Guard and the third would also be delivered by the end of the month, the Cochin Shipyard said.

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Land acquisition resumed for key road in Kochi

Land acquisition resumed for key road in Kochi

In Kochi, for the 10 km long Thevara– Thykoodam Bund Road work, land acquisition has been resumed. For the last few months, the land acquisition work was held up. Now the land acquisition is in the final states, say media reports.

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Poor compensation affects road plans in Kerala

Poor compensation affects road plans in Kerala

A conference has found that the colonial Land Acquisition Act 1894, poor compensation for evictees and lack of transparency have burdened Kerala’s development, including road widening. The findings of last year’s ‘Infrastructure Conference’ in Kochi, was released in Thiruvananthapuram on November 8 by the State Water Resources Minister PJ Joseph.

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Rs 72.6 cr sanctioned for flyover in Kochi

Rs 72.6 cr sanctioned for flyover in Kochi

In Kochi, flyover will be built at Palarivattom Junction on National Highway 66 (previously NH 47) at a cost of Rs 72.6 crore. The Kerala government has given its sanction and the announced project value includes land acquisition cost also.

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‘ICTT operations should be entrusted to Cochin port’

‘ICTT operations should be entrusted to Cochin port’

The agreement between Cochin Port Trust and DP World for developing and operating the Vallarpadam International Container Terminal (ICTT) should be reviewed, say speakers at a seminar in Kochi on October 17. The seminar, ‘Salvage Sinking Cochin Port’ was organised by the Cochin Voice, in Kochi.

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Work begins on Rs 108 cr flyover in Kochi

Work begins on Rs 108 cr flyover in Kochi

For the Rs 108-crore Edappally flyover project in Kochi, preparatory works have started. The Kerala Public Works Department (PWD) has begun the land levelling work. The three-month preparatory work will also include the construction of two service roads and new bridges on either side of the existing Edappally canal bridge.