Tamil Nadu industrial corridor
Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – International relations and GS-III – Infrastructure
- 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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