New Delhi: The Ennore Port in Chennai, one of the 12 major ports in the country, will now be known as Kamarajar Port.
K Kamaraj was a freedom fighter and architect of modern Tamil Nadu.
“The Cabinet has taken a decision to rename Ennore Port Ltd (EPL) as Kamraj Port Ltd (KPL),” a source said after the meeting here.
The port, which started functioning in 2001, is a schedule B Mini Ratna Company.
The capacity of the Port at present is 31 million tonnes (MT)and has six berths including three for coal and one for iron ore.
During the last fiscal, the port handled 17.88 MT cargo. For the year 2013-14, traffic throughput target for EPL stood at 24 MT.
Given the increase in traffic, EPL has targeted augmenting the capacity to about 37 MT by the end of 12th Five Year Plan, i.e by March 2017.