Pinarayi to meet Prime Minister on Kulachel port issue

Friday, Jul 29, 2016,10:38 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to discuss among other things the state’s concern over the Centre’s recent decision to give clearance to Kulachel port in Tamil Nadu.

Vijayan left for Delhi along with state Ports Minister Kadannappally Ramachandran Thursday evening. Kerala has expressed concern over the decision saying it would adversely affect Vizhinjam port, the construction work of which has already begun here. Kulachel port is hardly 30 km from Vizhinjam and the issue had been taken up at the state assembly also.

The minister’s office said the state would inform the Prime Minister about the need to protect the Rs 7,000 crore Vizhinjam port project, one of the most ambitious projects taken up by the government.