Tamil Nadu is one of the most industrialised states in the country and also a favourable destination for investors. Considering the scope for plastic and allied industries, Government of Tamil Nadu took initiative to promote “Polymer Industries Park” exclusively for housing plastic and allied industries by dovetailing the grant available under centrally sponsored “Scheme for setting up of Polymer Parks” of Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DC&PC), Government of India.
Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO) & State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamilnadu Limited (SIPCOT) Jointly formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in the name of “Tamilnadu Polymer Industries Park Limited (TPIPL)” for setting up of the park. The SPV identified 265.66 acres of land in Puzhudivakkam and Voyalur Villages, Tiruvallur District close to Ennore Port which is in possession of TIDCO for the establishment of the park.
- Tamil Nadu is a leader amongst the south Indian states in terms of plastics production and consumption.
- More than 9 lakh tonne Plastics consumption in Tamil Nadu.
- Approx. Rs.18,000 crore revenue generated by plastics related business in the State.
- More than 10 lakh Direct and indirect employment provided by 8000+ small and medium enterprises.
- Plastic manufacturers from Chennai are known for specialty plastics and especially those for automobile, electronic, hardware sectors, etc.
Demand Potential for the Park
A three pronged consultations were carried out detailed study on the project and the summary is presented below:
- A total of 353 players were contacted which included a mixture of units in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and outside the state of varied sizes (Large, medium and small).
- Demand Assessment shows that plastic units which are in export business and using imported raw material are keen to locate their units in the park considering the Locational advantage.
- The Tamil Nadu Plastic Manufacturers Association (TAPMA) and All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) were also consulted and are interested in motivating their members to consider the proposed Polymer Industries Park. AIPMA has agreed to enter into an MOU to bring in their members into the Polymer Industries Park.
- The prospective industries are in the business of manufacturing plastic machinery and plastic component/parts for automobiles, consumer durables & electronic items.
The lands can be allotted only for Polymer related Industries.
Increased use of Polymers in Auto Components, Ship building Components, Consumer Durables, Medical Appliances, Electronics and Electrical items, Agriculture, Horticulture and Irrigation items etc.
Restrictions in use of plastics may affect the growth of plastic industry.
- The park is very close to Ennore and Kattupalli port.
- The entire extent of land is in possession of TIDCO.
- Chennai has a strong plastic industries base.
- Presence of supporting institution viz. CIPET.
- Proximity to LNG terminal.
- Availability of skilled manpower at competitive rates.
- Conducive work culture.
Overall, the strengths and opportunities overweight the weakness and threat.
The proposed Park is situated at Voyalur and Puzhudivakkam Villages, in Ponneri Taluk, Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu and is approximately 30 km north of Chennai, the State Capital.
The location has a good connectivity in terms of road, rail, port and the same is given below:
The nearest highway and the main link to the proposed site is State Highway 56 (TPP road) which connects Tiruvottiyur, Ponneri, Panchetty. And the NH – 16 is located about 22 kms from the proposed project site.
Chennai International Airport is located at a distance of 45 km from the proposed
The Athipattu railway station is the nearest railway station which is located 3.30 km from the proposed project site, connecting Ennore port to athipattu.
There are 3 ports located near the proposed project site namely Ennore Port at 5 kms, Kattupalli Port at 6 kms, Chennai Port at 26 kms.
To ensure that all parts of the site are effectively connected with each other along with efficient traffic movements, a primary road of 3.6 km length of main carriageway with a ROW of 30m width connecting the two entries / exit is proposed. Further, 286.70m internal road with ROW of 30m and 604.50m internal road with ROW of 24m wide is proposed providing access to all the plots in the park.
The park can be approached thorough the proposed the Northern Port Access Road, which is located on the northern edge of the Polymer Industries Park. Alternatively, the park can also be reached through ash pipeline road at the south which needs to be upgraded for better accessibility to the park. Accordingly, it is proposed to develop a road of 2.20 km length with a ROW of 24m width from Ash pipeline road to NCTPS road which in turn connects to SH-56.
Storm water drainage system
A key design aspect of the Park would be the storm water disposal. Considering the topographic features and the levels at the site, a network of storm water drains parallel to the road network&(i.e.) for around 5.70 Km is provided to drain the storm water.
The total available water for the park is 2.5 MLD. Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewage Board (CMWSSB) and Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) Desalination Plant have been identified as sources of water.
Since, CPCL desalination plant is located close to the site; the same will be utilized for sourcing required water for the park.
The Power requirement of the Park will be supplied by Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Co Limited (TANGEDCO) from the Athipattu 230/110/33 KV substation which is located closer to the project site.
Buildings and Common Enabling Facilities
- An administrative block in an area of around 250sq.m. is being provided to house the office of the TPIPL. The block would pave way for extending necessary support services required for the units in the park.
- A technology Facilitation Center like Tool room & Training Centre is under construction in a total area of 2.50 acres & it will be operated by CIPET.
- The Logistics zone comprising a truck terminal is proposed on the western boundary of the Park. An area of around 6 acres is allocated for the same considering the overall handling quantum of raw materials and finished goods and the associated truck movement.
Framework for recovery of
Annual maintenance charges for the common amenities and facilities like roads, street lighting, sanitation, drainage, common buildings, gardens, parks etc., including administrative overheads will from time to time be apportioned among the allottees in the Park in which the above plot is situated.
- The TPIPL would be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the assets including common facilities. The TPIPL would adequately staff to carry out entire O & M activity in-house.
- The TPIPL would appoint a Project Manager for the park who would be assisted by a competent technical and financial team comprising of professionals with appropriate skill sets.