You are here: Home » Economy & Policy » News
Business Standard

Single SEZ status for Smart City

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Kochi 

The Central SEZ approval board on Friday decided to give single SEZ status to the entire 247 acre area of the proposed Smart City project at Kochi. A notification in the regard will be issued shortly. The board had earlier given SEZ status to 136 acres of land, but had not given the same to 111 acres.

As the entire site is divided by a river into two, the board had not allowed this. This created hurdles in the implementation of the project as Tecom insisted single SEZ to the site. They argued that the master plan for the project could not be finalised if SEZ status for the entire project is not granted. The state government has given assurance that a bridge would be constructed in order to solve this issue. The central approval board approved this proposal and decided to give single SEZ status to the projects.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sat, January 19 2013. 00:12 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.