MoRTH Developing 22 Greenway Expressways, 23 Key Connectivity Projects, 35 Logistics Parks (MMLP), Several NH Projects Under PM Gati Shakti NMP

by Swarajya Staff - Feb 15, 2022 09:47 PM +05:30 IST
MoRTH Developing 22 Greenway Expressways, 23 Key Connectivity Projects, 35 Logistics Parks (MMLP), Several NH Projects Under PM Gati Shakti NMPGati Shakti — A Process Reform
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  • As part of PM Gati Shakti NMP, Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) IS developing 22 greenfield expressways, 23 other key infrastructure projects, 35 multi-modal logistics parks and several other highway projects.

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) today said that it has made significant progress under the “PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP)”, aimed at improving multi-modal connectivity and last mile connectivity across the country.

“Gati Shakti” is a digital platform, which will bring 16 Ministries, including railways and roadways together, for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects for industrial cluster and economic nodes.

Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi In Oct 2021, envisages to break departmental silos and bring in more holistic and integrated planning and execution of projects.

It incorporates the infrastructure schemes of various ministries and state Governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports, UDAN etc. economic Zones like textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fishing clusters, agri zones. For tracking and implementation, it used GIS-based Enterprise Resource Planning system and a spatial planning tools equipped with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) imagery.

22 Greenfield Expressways, 23 other key infrastructure projects, other highway projects and 35 Multi-Modal Logistics Parks (MMLPs)

As part of the PM Gati Shakti NMP, the Ministry is at various stages of developing 22 Greenfield Expressways, 23 other key infrastructure projects & other highway projects and 35 Multi-Modal Logistics Parks (MMLPs), as part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana and other schemes of the Ministry.

Some of the major Expressways and Corridors, which are under currently under construction stage include

  • Delhi – Mumbai Expressway

  • Ahmedabad -- Dholera Expressway

  • Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway

  • Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway

  • Ambala-Kotputli Expressway

  • Amritsar-Bhatinda-Jamnagar Expressway

  • Raipur-Vizag Expressway

  • Hyderabad-Vizag Expressway,

  • Delhi Urban Extension Road (UER) II

Chittor-Thatchur Expressway and Chennai-Salem Expressway are among the projects currently under planning.

Among the major key infrastructure projects, which are under construction stage include

  • Construction of Zojila Tunnel (Ladakh),

  • Roads to connect Krishnapatnam Port (Andhra Pradesh)

  • 6-lane bridge over Ganga bridge at Phaphamau (UP)

  • 4-lane bridge over Brahmaputra between Dhubri-Phulbari (Meghalaya)

  • A major bridge over Middle Strait Creek (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)

  • 2-laning of Lalpul-Manmao changing road (Arunachal Pradesh)

The Ministry also said that it is tracking the progress on implementation of the 35 multimodal logistics park (MMLP) projects identified for development under the Bharatmala Pariyojana.

In a bid to improve the logistics efficiency and enabling reduction in logistics costs in the country, MoRTH led by Gadkari is developing 35 multimodal logistics park (MMLP). Logistics costs in India are a higher proportion of the total value of goods as compared to developed nations. By some estimates, it as as high as 13-14% compared to other developed economies (7– 8%).

35 MMLPs being implemented by MoRTH will be developed under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) mode.

The MMLP at Jogighopa, Assam, which is being developed in partnership with the Assam Government as equity stakeholder in the project SPV, is already under construction. The Jogighopa MMLP is poised to become a major logistics and export-import hub, catering to not only the Northeast, but also parts of eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Bids for the following three MMLPs have been invited

  • MMLP Nagpur: It is being developed in partnership with JNPT at Sindi Village

  • MMLP Chennai: It is being developed at Mappedu in partnership with Chennai Port Trust and Tamil Nadu Government through its Industrial body SIPCOT

  • MMLP Bengaluru: It is being developed in partnership with Government of Karnataka, through its infrastructure body KIADB (Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board).

Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi In Oct 2021, is intended to break departmental silos and bring in more holistic and integrated planning and execution of projects, which will help in bringing down the logistics cost and translate into enormous economic gains to consumers, farmers, youth as well as those engaged in businesses

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the proposal for development of ‘PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP) for providing Multi-Modal Connectivity to various economic zones. The Ministry is taking steps to further intensify the efforts to realize the vision of the Prime Minister of providing seamless connectivity across India so that it becomes $5 trillion economy by 2025.

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