VOC Port invites industry to set up units on its Land
Port Trust (VOCPT) in Thoothukudi, one of the 12 major ports and second largest
port in Tamil Nadu, has invited industries to set up port-led units at the vast
land base available with the Port Trust. Plots totalling 1,680 acres are
available for lease on a long-term basis at a nominal lease rent for setting up
the industries, according to an Expression of Interest (EoI) issued by VOCPT.
The port trust has a land bank of 4,427 acres, acquiring more for
The port trust has
a land bank of 4,427 acres and is in the process of acquiring more land from
the Tamil Nadu government to facilitate and develop port-led industries.
As part of the
Sagarmala Port-led development program, Tuticorin SPEEDZ (Tuticorin Smart Port
Employment & Economic Development) has been set up to allot land to
investors to set up industries in areas such as marine food processing, grain
mill products, apparel, chemical products, non-metallic mineral products,
structural metal products, general purpose machinery, auto components and oil,
the EoI said.
The land will be
allotted on lease basis, the EoI said.
Port connectivity a very big advantage
One of the big
advantages of the VOC port is its connectivity through road, rail and air to
its hinterland. The National Highway NH-45B connects the port with Madurai,
Chennai and various parts of the country. Further, NH-7A connects the port with
Tirunelveli and directly to Trivandrum and Bengaluru. The port is also
connected through a broad-gauge railway line with southern parts through
Madurai, Trichy, Chennai and Bengaluru. The nearest airport is in Thoothukudi,
which is about 20 km from the port.