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Explained: India's first multi-modal logistics park!

By Priti Kumari

NEW DELHI: On October 20, via a web telecast, Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari in the presence of Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, MoS Jitendra Singh & V.K Singh and other officials laid the foundation stone of India's first Multi-Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) at Jogighopa in Assam.

Under the 'Bharatmala Pariyogana', the central government has proposed 35 MMLPs in all over the country out of which Assam's is the first. It will bestow Assam with the copious road, rail, waterway and Air Connectivity. The ministry substantiates the development of the park will occur in two phases and will be completed by 2023. The Assam's park will unfurl over an area of 317 crore with an estimated cost of Rs 694 crore.

Articulating about the same, Gadkari stated that Rs 80,000 crore has already been earmarked to Assam for the development of road infrastructure. He also acclaimed the state has also bestowed Rs 5,000 crore for Dhubri-Phulbari bridge whose construction will soon begin within 3-4 months.

'Bharatmala Pariyogana'of GOI sponsored scheme which focuses on optimizing the efficiency of freight and passenger movement all across the country. Providing connectivity to the northeast is one of the most significant agenda of this scheme. A total of around Rs 24,800 km are being considered in Phase 1 of Bharatmala which will be implemented for a period of 5 years from 2017-2021. It is considered as a stepping stone towards New India.

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