Indian Port Rail Company Limited (IPRCL) has awarded three rail connectivity projects worth Rs 387.1 million under the Sagarmala initiative. Of these, two connectivity projects have been awarded at Visakhapatnam port and one at Chennai port. The first project at Visakhapatnam port aims at providing direct connectivity between the east coast and the western sector joining the NAD curve from East Coast Railway. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 167.5 million. The other project awarded for the port is for connecting the dead-end line north of the reception and despatch yard to the eastern grid from East Coast Railway at an estimated cost of Rs 92.8 million. The third connectivity project is the laying of a new railway track west of Western Yard I and providing a paving block platform at Chennai port. The overall cost of this project is Rs 126.8 million.