MANGALORE - Industrial Development Post Independnce

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Mangalore, is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located about 352 kilometres (220 mi) west of the state capital, Bengaluru between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges. It is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district in south western Karnataka.
Mangalore is the largest city in Dakshina Kannada district and is one of the most cosmopolitan non-metro cities of India.

It is also the largest city in the Coastal and Malnad regions of Karnataka, besides being a commercial, industrial, educational and healthcare hub on the West Coast.


Mangalore's economy is dominated by the industrial, commercial, agricultural processing and port-related activities.The New Mangalore Port is India's eighth largest port, in terms of cargo handling . It handles 75 per cent of India's coffee exports and the bulk of its cashew nuts.During 2000–01, Mangalore generated a revenue of 33.47 crore (US$5.18 million) to the state. Imports through Mangalore harbour include crude oil, edible oil, LPG, and timber. The city along with Tuticorin is also one of two points for import of wood to South India.

Major information technology (IT) and outsourcing companies like Infosys, Cognizant Technology Solutions and Endurance International Group have their branches at Mangalore. Other overseas based IT companies such as Riskonnect, Thomson Reuters, Perform Group, Atlantic Data Bureau Services and Vecima Networks have established their offices in Mangalore. MphasiS BPO has one of its branches at Mangalore.



air transport
Mangaluru Airport  is near Bajpe/Kenjar, and is located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-east of the city centre. It operates regular scheduled flights to Major cities in India and the Middle East.It is the second largest and second busiest airport in the state of Karnataka.


road transport
Five National Highways pass through Mangalore.NH-66, which runs from Panvel (in Maharashtra) to Kanyakumari (in Tamil Nadu), passes through Mangalore in a north–south direction and connects with Udupi, Bhatkal, Karwar, Goa etc. in north and Cananore, Cochin, Trivandrum etc. in the south while NH-75 (previously known as NH-48) runs eastward to Bangalore and Vellore. NH-169 (previously known as NH-13) runs north-east from Mangalore to Shimoga. NH-73, a 315-km long National Highway connects Mangalore to Tumkur. NH-275 also connects Mangalore with Bangalore via Mysore.


rail transport
Rail connectivity in Mangalore was established in 1907. Mangalore was also the starting point of India's longest rail route. The city has two railway stations—Mangalore Central and Mangalore Junction .Mangalore is also connected to Chennai, Trivandrum, Kochi, Kollam(Quilon) through the Southern Railway and to Mumbai, Bhatkal, Karwar and Goa via the Konkan Railway.

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