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1. Modern Harbour (SEA PORT)
2. International Airport (AIR PORT)
3. Financial Institutions
4. About Chennai
5. Other Locational Advantages

Modern Harbour (Sea Port)

Chennai Port is an artificial harbour situated 24 kms from MEPZ SEZ on the Coromandel Coast in South-East India and it is the second principal Port for handling Containers. Chennai Port has 21 alongside berths in the 3 Docks viz., Dr.Ambedkar Dock, Jawahar Dock, Bharathi Dock and Container Terminal. The Chennai climate permits port operations throughout the year

The Port authorities have taken measures to reduce turnaround time. At present, berths are available on demand. Chennai port has privatized the Container Terminal which is now managed efficiently by CCL.

International Airport (AIR PORT)

The international airport is situated at Trisulam 6 Km North of MEPZ SEZ.
The domestic network links Chennai with 20 important cities within the country. The INDIAN AIRLINES serves a majority of the sectors. JET AIRWAYS and SAHARA AIRLINES also operate in Chennai.

International Airport facilitates passengers from London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Dhahran, Jeddah, Singapore, Kuala Lampur and Sri Lanka. Besides AIR INDIA and INDIAN AIRLINES . BRITISH AIRWAYS, LUFTHANSA, SINGAPORE AIRLINES, MALAYSIAN AIRLINES, AIR LANKA, OMAN AIR, GULF AIR and SAUDIA AIRLINES are operating direct flights to and from Chennai.

Tirisulam, Chennai - 600 100
Ph : 2340569, 2341971, 2340340

ANNA TERMINAL caters to the International Passengers
Tirisulam, Chennai - 600 100
Ph : 2340551

Financial Institutions

Chennai has an excellent network of financial institutions such as ICICI, IDBI, SIDCO, SIPCOT, TIDCO and commercial banks to provide the requisite term loan and working capital finance. MEPZ SEZ is served by Indian Bank. ABN-AMRO and Indian Bank provide 24-hour ATM facilities.

About Chennai

Chennai occupies a vantage position for trade and commerce. Popularly regarded as the "Gateway to the South", Chennai boasts of a culture that is distinctly different from that of northern India. Music, dance and all other art forms of the South are cherished and nurtured in this industrialized city. Chennai is a city where the traditional and the modern blend in life harmoniously.

Chennai boasts of a strong educational and technological base. It is home to the renowned IIT, Madras, besides several other professional colleges, research institutions, polytechnics, and industrial training institutes.

Other Locational Advantages

MEPZ SEZ is easily accessible from the city centre by efficient public transport, suburban railway, buses, and Cabs. Located on National Highway 45, it is located 6 Km from the international airport and 24 Kms. from the seaport. It is a mere 45 minute ride from the city centre.

MEPZ SEZ provides:

  • a pollution free environment
  • In-house Customs clearance facilities
  • Uninterrupted power supply
  • Abundant supply of skilled and managerial manpower
  • Proximity to airport and suburban Railway Station

MEPZ SEZ has been notified by the Government of Tamil Nadu as a public utility whereby the uits are protected from illegal strikes. All labour laws of the land are however, applicable to units located in the Zone.


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