Interim Report on Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor (CBIC) to be ready by end-Jan

Chennai (MAS): The first interim report of Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor (CBIC) will be ready by January end and the final one by the year end, said State government officials.

Japanese firms have been asking for better connectivity and faster and easier movement of freight from Southern ports – Chennai and Ennore to East Asia.

Proposed Corridor

The proposal includes creation of industrial corridor and hi-speed rail corridor between Chennai and Bangalore. The project is funded by the Japan International Co-operation Agency, an official said.

Presently Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are developing the proposed corridor. It will pass through two districts of Andhra Pradesh and seven districts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. As per the plan, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts are all being covered.

On Monday, Prime Minister’s Advisor T.K.A. Nair reviewed 11 major projects that included Ennore port multi-cargo terminal, container terminal, Chennai Port’s multi-cargo terminal and Ro-Ro terminal, North Port Access Road, Outer Ring Road phase-II, Ennore Manali Road Improvement Project.

The meeting was attended by the State government officials, representatives of Shipping Ministry and National Highways Authority of India.