Chennai and Kamaraja ports target 100 MT cargo

Context: Recently Chennai Port and its subsidiary Kamarajar Port have set a target to handle 100 million tonnes (MT) of cargo for FY24, against 92.45 million tonnes handled in the just-ended fiscal year.

About Chennai port

  • It is the second-largest container port in India
  • It is the largest port in the Bay of Bengal
  • It is an artificial and all-weather port with wet docks
  • Chennai became known as the gateway of south India due to Chennai port

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PYQ 2000

Which one of the following ports of India handles the highest tonnage of import cargo?

(a) Calcutta

(b) Kandla

(c) Mumbai

(d) Vishakhapatnam

Ans. B

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