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Nagpur will soon become ‘Logistics Capital’ of India : Nitin Gadkari

March 16, 2024
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Nagpur - The Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari recently said that although Sindi Railway is geographically a part of Wardha district, it is not considered separate from Nagpur. Therefore efforts will be made to bring about industrial development on a large scale by connecting industries in Nagpur with Sindi Dry Port. “Nagpur will be known as the ‘logistics capital’ of the country in the coming time,” Gadkari asserted.

Gadkari was speaking after inaugurating the much awaited Multi-Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) at Sindi in Wardha district on Thursday. He also flagged off the trial of the Sindi Railway Terminal Service at this time. The project is the dream project of the Union Minister Gadkari. The event was organized in association with National Highways Authority of India and National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) under the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

On this occasion, MP Ramdas Tadas, MLA Pankaj Bhoyer, MLA Sameer Kunawar, MLA Dadarao Keche, former MP Suresh Waghmare, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) Chairman Unmesh Wagh, NHLML Director K. Satyanathan and others were present prominently.

Gadkari further said that the farmers will benefit from the dry port at Sindi. He said, “Today, if the produce of Vidarbha’s farms or the products manufactured here are to be exported to Bangladesh, they have to be sent by rail to Mumbai and from there by sea to Sri Lanka and from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh. Now from this logistics park, our goods can be exported directly to Haldia (West Bengal) and from there to Bangladesh by rail”.

“Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport and Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Mahamarg are also close by. The project holds promises for farmers by facilitating direct exports, reducing logistics costs, and potentially mitigating agrarian distress. The goods of the farmers will get a good price,” Gadkari said.

Gadkari articulated his vision of integrating Sindi, though geographically part of Wardha district, with Nagpur to stimulate industrial growth on a significant scale. He emphasized plans to establish strong linkages between industries in Nagpur and the Sindi Dry Port, foreseeing Nagpur’s ascension as the foremost “logistics capital” of India in the near future.

The Minister also gave instructions to appoint an advisory board for the dry port. He asked to include project experts, industry persons and public representatives in this. MP Ramdas Tadas said that before 2014 Wardha had only 160 km long roads. Union Minister Gadkari has changed the entire picture in just ten years and now the length of roads has increased by 560 km.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and Daily Shipping Times is not responsible for any errors in the same.

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