Presidential Elections: Support Dr.Meira Kumar

Bihar and Jharkhand governments have no choice but to support Dr.Meira Kumar. As defeat of "Bihar ki Beti" will invariably bring Shame to the Biharis and Jharkhandis (or erstwhile unified Bihar). Do you think that, people of Bihar will leave Nitish Kumar Scott - free, if Dr.Meira Kumar loses ? So, Nitish Kumar has very little option left but to support, Dr.Meira Kumar.

Moreover, if Nitish Kumar wants to fall in the BJP's well calculated electoral TRAP no one can save him in the next election.

Also, I am surprised to see Mr.Navin Pattanayak, so easily chewing the RSS bait. Orissa is a state, where there is large chunk of Tribal Christian voters loyal to the BJD (Biju Janata Dal). I am still to fathom, BJD's sudden electoral gamble of siding with the RSS and the BJP; when Mr.Pattanayak has been maintaining distance from them since some time.

Besides, the election of Dr.Meira Kumar, who is educated, experienced and very sober, might also correct some of the historical mistakes of not making her father, the Prime Minister of India.

Also, I don't think all the Muslim and Christian MPs and MLAs from the TDP and TRS will ever support a RSS backed Candidate, who acted against Dalit Christian and Muslin reservations. Therefore, invariably cross voting will take place, which might give the underdog, Ms.Kumar, a win. Support Dr.Meira Kumar, give a conscience vote and make her the 2nd Female President of India.

All the best to Dr.Meira Kumar.....👍✌

Friday, June 27, 2014

MARG Karaikal Port
[Editor: IL&FS, an infrastructure development company, is setting up a thermal power project near Karaikal Port. The company has agreed to use the port for bringing coal for the power project. The port, which belongs to Marg Ltd, could handle 5 million tonnes of coal in the coming years to feed the first two 600-megawatt (MW) units of the IL&FS subsidiary. This could mean revenues of about Rs.200 crore for Karaikal Port]
MARG Karaikal Port
Karaikal Port Private Ltd (KPPL) is a subsidiary of MARG Ltd, a leading infrastructure and real estate developer along the Chennai IT corridor.
• MARG Karaikal Port is envisaged to have a total of 9 berths capable of handling 47 MMTPA by 2018.
• The port is envisioned to be developed in 3 phases with the final phase getting operational in 2017. Phase - I of development, which was completed in April 2009, comprises two Panamax size general cargo berths.
• The Port hosts various other infrastructure facilities such as covered warehousing, open storage and Mobile Harbour Cranes.
• The Port has excellent evacuation facilities with 3 railway sidings and National Highways within a Kilometer from the gate. An area of around 600 acres is covered by the Port boundaries.

Financial / Funding data

Series A Funding: Karaikal Port got Rs.150 cr equity from IDFC fund in 2010
Series B Funding: Ascent Capital invested Rs.200 cr in Karaikal port in 2011.
Series C Funding: Standard Chartered arm invested Rs.130 cr in Karaikal Port in 2012.
Series D Funding: PE fund Jacob Ballas invests Rs. 200 cr in MARG Karaikal Port in 2012.

Total Funding: Rs.680 Cr.

Employees: 51-200
Industry: Infrastructure - Roads, Ports, SEZ
Description: India's Largest Private Port to handle large vessels and diverse cargo mix.


• GRK Reddy awarded as "Business leader & Visionary of the year" at the 5th South East Cargo and Logistics Awards 2013, Chennai.
• MARG Karaikal Port adjudged as the ‘Best Project’ under the Port Development category at the prestigious ‘D&B – AXIS BANK INFRA AWARDS 2012’, Mumbai.
• MARG Karaikal Port Chosen as the ‘Innovative Port of the Year’ at South East CEO Conclave & Awards, 2012.
• MARG Karaikal Port recognized with 'EXIM Achievement Award' for its operational efficiency in EXIM operations by Tamil Chamber of Commerce on 7th February 2012.
• "Special Jury Award" for GRK Reddy at the 'Gateway Awards of Excellence – Port & Shipping 2012' on 19th January 2012 at New Delhi.
• MARG Karaikal Port bags the “Seaport project of the Year” at the ‘Construction Week Awards 2011’ at Mumbai.
• MARG Karaikal Port awarded as 'Emerging Port of the Year' at South East Cargo & Logistic Awards in July 2011 at Chennai.
• MARG Karaikal Port received the prestigious award for "Outstanding Achievement – Port Development & Port Management" conferred by SHIPPING, MARINE & PORTS World Expo 2010 on March 4, 2010, in Mumbai.
• GRK. Reddy has been awarded the 'South East CEO Conclave Award 2010' for Corporate Social Responsibility.

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