Adani Group have agreed to Port Minister Ahamad Devarkovil that boat service in Vizhinjam will begin in 2023 December.
The Adani Group has taken the dispute regarding the delay in completion for arbitration and has argued that the first phase could be fully operationalised only by 2024. They still stick to their deadline though they have not publicly said so.
The decision was announced after the Minister held a meeting with Adani Group officials.
The government acknowledges that there were genuine reasons for the delay. These include natural calamities like Okhi cyclone in 2017 and Tauktae cyclone in 2021 and Covid Pandemic from 2020.