Karaikal Port Private Limited
KaraikalPort Private Limited (KPPL) was a special purpose vehicle created by MARG on February 18, 2006 to develop Karaikal port. According to the concession agreement signed for a period of 30 years, KPPL was given rights to Karaikal port on a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. It was to build the port in three different stages, based on short term, midterm and long term demand. By August 22, 2011, it has completed construction of phase I and phase II of the port. Though the project had not faced any major problems in its development, there were issues such as restriction on availability of land for any future expansion, limited scope of hinterland businesses, small scale environmental issues and others that needed to be addressed for a positive future development of the port.