Strategically located and well-connected with the outside world, residents and employees at the SEZ can easily travel into and out of the SEZ, either by road, rail, airport or seaport.
On the other hand, weekend getaway options are aplenty and easily accessible for residents; you can choose from camping and trekking in the Western Ghats or opt for a historic tour to the temple town of Madurai.
The Tuticorin HiTech City is well-connected by National Highway 7 (NH7) to major cities and business locations including:
Strategically located and well-connected with the outside world, residents and employees at the SEZ can easily travel into and out of the SEZ.
A broad gauge railway line running from North to South passes through the eastern boundary of the Tuticorin SEZ and connects all major cities and towns, inland container depots and major ports across India.
2nd largest in TN & 4th largest container terminal in India, Tuticorin Port is just 80 kms to the east of the SEZ, offering it a superb logistical (and cost) advantage in accessing international markets. This port has a present capacity of 20.55 million tones and is located close to the East-West international sea route. Accredited with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, its container terminals are operated by the Port of Singapore Authority – ensuring both, efficiency and quality.
It is also the only port in Southern India offering direct weekly container services to the USA, Europe, Red Sea ports, etc., with a daily container service to Colombo.
The Tuticorin Airport is 75 kms from the SEZ offering excellent air connectivity to Chennai, while the Madurai International airport, (2.5 hrs drive from Nanguneri) is connected with direct flights to Dubai and Colombo. Similarly, Trivandrum – the capital of Kerala, is the closest international airport (a mere 3 hours’ drive through NH7) while the Chennai International Airport – the third largest airport in the country, is 650 kms away and is accessible by NH7 & NH45.
Needless to say, the close presence of these airports ensures multiple-transit points for air travel and air-based logistics.