Assam to get country’s first multi-modal logistics park

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NEW DELHI:

Assam

will get the country’s first multi-modal

logistics park

with facilities such as warehouse, railway siding, cold storage, custom clearance house, yard facility, workshops, petrol pumps, truck parking, administrative building, boarding lodging, eating joints and water treatment plant.
The logistics park will have road, rail, waterway and

air connectivity

. Union road transport and highways minister

Nitin Gadkari

on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for this facility at

Jogighopa

in Assam, which is being developed with an investment of Rs 694 crore.
Gadkari said the project would generate around 20 lakh direct and indirect jobs. The multi-modal logistics parks, would be built in two phases and would be completed by 2023.
The road transport and highways ministry has planned to develop 35 MMLPs with the aim to improve the transport of freight and provide integrated storage and warehousing support.
All these will bring down the logistics cost.Gadkari said his ministry had allocated Rs 80,000 crore to develop roads and improve infrastructure, connectivity in Assam. He said Rs 5,000 crore has been earmarked for Dhubri-Phulbari bridge and construction will start in 3-4 months

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