In a bid to improve India´s road logistics, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is implementing a Logistics Efficiency Enhancement Programme (LEEP), which aims to support the ´Make in India´ initiative through a ´Move in India´ drive. As part of this initiative, MoRTH has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from companies for providing consulting services to undertake the LEEP. The government has received funds from the World Bank towards the cost of the project called the NHAI Technical Assistance project.
A part of this would be used for the consulting assignment. India transports most of its freight by road and the share of road in the road-rail mix has been increasing in favour of road. It is in this context that the enhancement of road transport efficiency is being taken up. Although it is an identified key driver of manufacturing growth globally, India´s global ranking in terms of the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is not very high.