With the aim to develop the first multi-modal logistics park in Maharashtra under PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, NHAI has joined hands with DC Multi Modal Park (Nagpur) Limited, an SPV of DeltaBulk Shipping India.
An agreement was signed for the development of multi-modal logistics park (MMLP) at Nagpur at an estimated cost of Rs 673 crore.
The MMLP will be developed in an area of 150 acres under the Public Private Partnership model as the project is poised to be the first MMLP in Maharashtra under the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, making it a significant milestone in the country's development.
The MMLP will be developed in three phases. Phase-I with an investment of Rs 137 crore is expected to be completed in two years.
MMLP will cater to about 9.47 million metric tonnes (MMT) cargo in the horizon period of 45 years and will give a huge boost to the industrial zones in the catchment region such as Nagpur, Wardha, Chandrapur and Gondiya.
It will create a lot of employment opportunities and bring in economic development in the region.
The MMLP shall be developed at Sindi (near the railway station) in Wadha district of Maharashtra. The site is strategically located at a distance of around 3 km from Nagpur – Mumbai Maha-Samruddhi Mahamarg on one side and the Howrah – Nagpur – Mumbai rail line on the other side.
Rail siding of length 3 km from Sindi Railway station on the Howrah – Nagpur – Mumbai rail line is substantially completed. The MMLP is also being provided access from the four-lane Nagpur – Aurangabad, NH 361.
The site is 48 km from Nagpur International Airport and 56 km from Nagpur railway station.
A government SPV, Nagpur MMLP Pvt Ltd is formed between National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML), a 100 per cent owned company of NHAI, and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA).
JNPA has provided land for the development of MMLP and NHLML is providing the external rail, and road connectivity as well as water and power supply.
The MMLP will provide facilities such as Warehouses, cold storages, intermodal transfers, handling facilities for container terminals, bulk/break-bulk cargo terminals along with Value Added Services such as sorting/grading and aggregation/desegregation areas, bonded warehouse and customs facilities as well as support logistics facilities such as offices for freight forwarders and transporters and truck terminals.
Development of MMLP is a key initiative of the Government of India to improve the country's freight logistics sector by enabling efficient inter-modal freight movement to lower overall freight costs and time, provide efficient warehousing, improve tracking and traceability of consignments thereby enhancing the efficiency of the Indian logistics sector.
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