Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the progress of the construction site of India’s first International Multi Modal Logistics park in Jogighopa, Assam.
Sonowal expressing his satisfaction at the pace of work said the road and rail connectivity, and jetty at the park is likely to be completed within this year.
“For the swift development of the Northeast India, our dynamic Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been taking many revolutionary steps to revitalise our economy. Prime Minister Modi’s vision of transformation via transportation has enabled the entire region of Northeast to revamp their transportation network. As the construction of this crucial Multi Modal Park goes on in a swift pace, it is likely to unlock huge potential for the region along with the neighbouring countries like Bhutan and Bangladesh. The PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan has been conceived to revive and rejuvenate the transportation to become an efficient & effective agent of change. In order to ensure trickle down of economic prosperity, the PM Gati Shakti NMP aims at strengthening the coastal regions of both sea and rivers. I call upon everyone to join this wonderful initiative and make it a grand success.”Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways
Being developed under the ambitious Bharatmala Pariyojana of the Government, the park is the first such MMLP, that is being made by NHIDCL in Jogighopa of Assam. To be consutructed alon the Brahmaputra in 317 acre of land, the park will be connected to road, rail, air and waterways.
To cover the 154 km long distance between Jogighopa and Guwahati a 4-lane road on this stretch will be constructed, a 3-km rail line will connect Jogighopa station to the MMLP, and another 3-km rail link will connect it to the IWT, and the road to newly developed Rupsi airport will be upgraded to 4-lanes for easier connectivity.
The MMLP will be equipped with all the facilities like, warehouse, railway siding, cold storage, custom clearance house, yard facility, workshops, petrol pumps, truck parking, administrative building, boarding lodging, eating joints, water treatment plant, etc.