Vizhinjam port will be operational in 2023: Ahamed Devarkovil

Kerala Minister for Ports Ahamed Devarkovil and the Adani group on Thursday said the Vizhinjam port, part of a multi-crore International Deep water Multipurpose Seaport project, would be operational by December 2023.

However, the entire Rs 7,525 crore project, including providing national highway connectivity to the port and carrying out land acquisitions, would be completed by December 2024, an Adani official said. The joint announcement was made to the media after a meeting of the Adani Group with the minister with regard to completion of the project which was scheduled to be finished by 2021.

The minister told reporters that the Adani officials have said the work got delayed due to various natural calamities since 2018 and thereafter, the Covid outbreak from 2020.