Q. Consider the following pairs:
Ports—————–States

1.Vizhinjam Port——–Tamil Nadu
2.Vadhavan Port———-Kerala
3.Machilipatnam Port——Andhra Pradesh
Which of the above pair(s) is/are correctly matched?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 3 only

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation –

  • Vizhinjam Port – It is India’s first deep-water container transshipment port. It is located about 14 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala.
  • Vadhavan port – This major greenfield port is part of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEEEC). It aims to double the country’s container handling capacity. It is a proposed deep-sea port located in Palghar district of Maharashtra. The port will feature nine container terminals, multipurpose berths, and facilities for handling liquid cargo. It is expected to become one of the world’s top 10 ports.
  • Machilipatnam Port – It is located in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. This modern, all-weather, deep-water, multi-purpose port is being developed in phases. The project includes berth-related piling works and land-side dredging, with significant progress already made on breakwater construction.

Source: The Hindu

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