Thiruvananthapuram : The Adani Group has approached the state government seeking more time to complete the Vizhinjam port project. In its request, the company said the inclement weather affected the project and that the drudgers were damaged in Cyclone Ockhi.The requirements of the company will be studied by an independent agency. As per the agreement, the construction of the Vizhinjam port has to be completed in 1,460 days. Adani group says that this deadline cannot be met under the present conditions.
Only 40 percent of the drudging works has been completed so far. While 53 hectares of land need to be reclaimed, only 33 hectares have been reclaimed so far. The construction of pier is progressing at snail’s pace. Parts of the pier have also been damaged in the cyclone. Adani sought more time for the project citing all these factors.