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Vizhinjam International seaport

Vizhinjam International Seaport

Shine Jacob Chennai
Protests by a clutch of fishermen in the coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram, backed by the Latin Catholic church, are casting a shadow on the future of Adani Group’s Rs 7,500-crore Vizhinjam International Seaport. The construction work on the port is now being hit by ‘Vizhinjam Chalo’ protests by the fishermen community.

This comes as a huge blow to the company that has seen delays in project schedule owing to natural disasters like the Cyclone Ockhi in 2017 and Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The company had approached the state government with a revised construction schedule in June this year, based on

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First Published: Aug 21 2022 | 9:48 PM IST

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