Puducherry port defies ecology, economics

Sethusamudram ghost in Puducherry machine

Halcrow, consultants to Pondicherry Port Limited, could not give a detailed response to Down To Earth's questionnaire pleading time constraints, but it did clearly say the environment impact assessment (EIA) it prepared "was in accordance with ToR (terms of reference) given to us by the client'.

Subhash Projects and Marketing Limited (SPML) says it is a Rs 400-crore company with its registered office in Delhi, corporate office in Kolkata and branch offices in Bangalore, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bhopal, Patna and Guwahati. It claims 25 years of expertise in turnkey projects, but its website has no reference to port development work.

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