The Comprehensive Development Plan for development of CKIC has been prepared. Six industrial nodes viz., Madurai–Dindigul-Virudhunagar-Theni, Thoothukudi-Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram, Cuddalore-Nagapattinam, Tiruchirappalli-Pudukottai-Sivagangai and Ariyalur-Perambalur have been identified for CKIC with two nodes Madurai–Dindigul-Virudhunagar-Theni and Thoothukudi-Tirunelveli being prioritized for Phase-I development. The preparation of master plan for Phase-I is underway and is expected to be completed by March, 2020. Action has been initiated to request funding support from Asian Development Bank under the CKIC scheme for establishing the following:
- 60 MLD desalination plant in Thoothukudi
- Medi Park in Chengalpattu
- 20 MLD desalination plant in Manakudi
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Apart from these, Asian Development Bank has sanctioned financial assistance for the projects viz., (i) Improvement of fifteen State Highways at an estimated project cost of Rs.6448.24 crore and (ii) Establishing 765 KV substation in Virudhunagar and 400 KV substation in Ottapidaram with their associated lines in Thoothukudi District at an estimated project cost of Rs.4987 crore.