According to a statement released on Wednesday, three public sector organizations affiliated with several central government ministries have teamed together to create multi-modal logistics parks as part of the Bharatmala initiative.
In order to expedite the creation of the new Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) under Bharatmala Pariyojna, a tripartite agreement was struck between the National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML), Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL). Nitin Gadkari and Sarbananda Sonowal, two Union ministers, were present when the deal was inked, according to the statement. In order to assure the movement of products utilizing numerous modes, including roads, waterways, and railways, the statement claims that MMLPs would function as top-notch stations with access to inland waterways, railroads, and railways across the nation. MMLPs, according to Gadkari, will make sure that goods are moved from and to waterways, designated freight corridors, and road transportation hubs.
This agreement will go a long way in the development of India and the logistic parks
MMLPs will concentrate on a cutting-edge freight management system’s technology-driven deployment. IWAI is a statutory organization that reports to the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, whereas NHLML is a special purpose entity under the National Highway Authority (NHAI). The railway ministry’s wholly-owned public sector company is RVNL. The MMLP will be a freight handling facility with access by rail and road that includes warehouses, cold storage, facilities for mechanized material handling, container terminals, cargo terminals (bulk, break-bulk), warehouses, and value-added services like customs clearance with bonded storage yards, quarantine zones, testing facilities, and warehousing management services, among other facilities. Speaking at the event, Mr. Gadkari stated that it will enable smooth mode shift and that MMLPs will make sure that cargo is switched or moved between dedicated freight corridors, waterways, and road transport. He claimed that this was how Gati Shakti was constructing the nation. It is a historic moment, according to Mr. Sonowal, when the government decides to implement the Bharatmala Pariyojana in word and spirit for a rapid, effective, affordable, and environmentally friendly logistical movement across the nation. He claimed that the establishment of such effective stations would be extremely beneficial to the nation.