Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for India’s first multi-modal logistics park in Assam today. The Jogighopa multi-modal logistics park that will be constructed in Bongaigaon is the first of its kind in India with road, rail and waterways to boost the domestic and international trade.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Union Minister will virtually lay the foundation stone for the first-ever multi-modal logistic park in Assam, tomorrow.
The development project which includes railway sidings, container terminals, warehousing, non-cargo processing, a truck terminal, common facilities, support infrastructure and equipment will be developed under the ambitious Bharatmala Pariyojna and will be completely funded by the centre.
The Jogighopa project is the first among the 35 such MMLP projects identified for implementation across the country. The project that will be developed under the entrustment of NHIDCL will be spread across an area of 200 acres. For the same, the centre has approved transfer of 200 acres of land belonging to Ashok Paper Mill.
As per reports, a formal MoU will be signed between NHIDCL and Ashok paper Mill in the presence of assam Chief Minister on Tuesday.
The project which will be developed in phase manner will witness development of 102 acres of logistics park along with external road and rail connectivity between the park and Inland water terminal (IWT) in the first phase. While the second phase of development will witness the development of remaining 88 acres of the park and 40 acres of area for IWT.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the park will be built at an estimate cost of INR 3000 crore. He said it will be a major step to develop logistical infrastructure.