Rs 6,448 crore Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor project to commence soon: Minister

Tamil Nadu Minister for Industries M C Sampath has said feasibility study and project preparation for the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) project are already been completed and the project would commence soon.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 7th edition of International Brand Summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Chennai, he said, “We have set a deadline for the commencement of the project and work will begin shortly.”

Stating that it’s a joint venture with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), he added: “Once completed, the project will benefit 23 districts and will significantly contribute to the State’s economy.”

The Minister said that the state government has already identified hubs in places like Kanyakumari, Theni and Tuticorin to set up heavy industries, IT parks, small scale industries, tourist attractions and educational institutions and develop these hubs across the industrial corridor.

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