Tamil Nadu industrial corridor

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Tamil Nadu industrial corridor

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – International relations and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $484 million loan to improve transport connectivity and facilitate industrial development in the Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) in Tamil Nadu.
    • CKIC is part of India’s East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC).
    • It stretches from West Bengal to Tamil Nadu 
    • It connects India to the production networks of South, Southeast, and East Asia. 
    • ADB is the lead partner of the Government of India in developing ECEC.

About the CKIC

  • The project shall provide: 
    • seamless road connectivity across industrial clusters
    • transport gateways and consumption centers
    • help reduce logistics and production costs 
  • Objective: To accelerate industrial transformation by providing essential transport, energy and urban infrastructure 
  • It emphasises sustainability, climate change resilience, and road safety elements. 

Features of the CKIC

  • Seven-year contracts for long-term maintenance of road projects.
  • Incorporating climate change adaptation measures in highway upgrades such as improved drainage, raised road embankments and resizing of bridges and culverts.
  • Strengthening road safety improvement programs through advanced technologies.

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