History[ edit ] Before the s Although the settlement of Madras did not form until after the midth century, the region surrounding the present-day port remained an important centre for military, administrative, and economic activities since the 1st century AD under various South Indian dynasties, namely, the Pallavathe Pandyathe Chola and the Vijayanagara empires.
The following years saw the arrival of other Europeans, namely, the Dutch arriving at Pulicat in and the British arriving in In Novemberthe container terminal and back-up area was privatised through a year concession with Chennai Container Terminal Private Limited.
The region also attracted many distant civilisations, with the Christian apostle St. However, the move was met with resistance from the local fishing community and environmental activists who pointed out that the expansion of the port would have an adverse impact on the ecology of the coast and affect livelihoods as a result.
Duringthe turnaround time came down to 3. The committee promised them that they will register all the facts. To charter the course of the port development, Spring, who assumed charge as the chief engineer of the port indrew a long-term plan in a scientific manner to overcome challenges, both artificial and natural.
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George and establishing a colony on the site of the future port of Madras.
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