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35 MMLPs to be developed under PPP

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NEW DELHI : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had mandated the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to develop 35 Multi-Modal Logistics Parks (MMLP) across the country.

As part of it, MoRTH plans to develop 35 MMLPs under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) mode. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, gave this information in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Thursday (22 July).

Nagpur, Chennai, Bangalore, Indore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Pune, Surat, Sangrur, Delhi-NCR, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ambala, Nashik, Kota, Panaji, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, Rajkot, Raipur, Kandla, Jammu, Cochin, Sundargarh, Bhatinda, Vijayawada, Valsad, Patna, Guwahati, Hisar and Solan are the cities identified to build the planned Multi-Modal Logistics Parks.

The bidding documents (The Model Concession Agreement and Request for Proposal) for these 35 MMLPs is under finalization.

“Based on the outcome of the detailed project report (DPR), feasibility Studies and approved bidding document, the tender will be invited from companies,” the ministry said.

The MMLP in Guwahati is under construction by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) on 190 acres of land.

In Nagpur, 346 acres of land were identified for the development of MMLP and is in possession of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).

On the other hand, 400 acres have been identified for the development of MMLP at Mudalinganahalli of Bangalore, but the land acquisition process is to be initiated.

MMLP in Chennai is planned to be developed in 158 acres, out of which 122 acres is with Chennai Port Trust (ChPT).

The remaining MMLP projects are either in pre-feasibility study or currently not feasible.

Source : Yahoo News

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