Ministry of Road Transport is mulling over the creation of about 15 multimodal logistics parks in different parts of India. Nitin Gadkari, who is heading the transport ministry is keen on infrastructural development and wants to reduce the freight cost in India through multimodal logistics parks.
LEEP / Logistics Efficiency Enhancement Programme is transport ministry’s initiative to develope the multimodal logistics parks and hubs in phased manner. The locations for the logistics hubs have been identified in Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.
Transport Ministry will form a MMC / Multi Modal Company for the development of logistics hubs in India with the representation of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Indian Railways, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and Indian Ports Association (IPA). Multi Modal Company will also work in coordination with government companies like Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp. of India, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corp. and Container Corporation of India Ltd.
As pertransport ministry estimates, out of the total cost of Rs.32,853 crore for the logistic parks, Rs.10,665 crore will be spent for acquiring land while Rs.10,359 crore and Rs.11,828 crore will be spent on development of storage areas and development of allied infrastructure, respectively and these 15 logistics parks will developed in total area of 4800 acres.
Logistics Parks are coming up in Delhi NCR (Delhi, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida); Mumbai (Mumbai, Mumbai suburbs, JNPT, Mumbai ports, Raigad district); north Gujarat (Ahmedabad and Vadodara); south Gujarat (Surat and Bharuch); Hyderabad; north Punjab (Amritsar, Jalandhar, Gurdaspur); south Punjab (Ludhiana, Sangrur, Patiala); Jaipur; Kandla; Bangalore; Pune; Vijayawada; Cochin; Chennai and Nagpur.
All these multimodal logistics parks are expected to reduce the logistics and freight fare in India upto 10%.