The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has set up a Logistics Efficiency Enhancement Programme, under which it is developing multimodal logistics parks across 11 states in the country.
These logistics parks aim to improve the efficiency of logistics, reduce automobile pollution and congestions in a few select cities.
Under Phase-1 of the programme, 15 cities have been selected on the basis of the highest freight movement.
Delhi, Mumbai, North Gujarat, South Gujarat, Hyderabad, North and South Punjab, Jaipur, Kandla, Bengaluru, Pune, Vijayawada, Chennai, Kochi and Nagpur are the places identified for setting up these parks.
The proposed parks will act as hubs for freight movement enabling aggregation and distribution. Freight from production zones will be shipped to nearby logistics parks, where it will be aggregated and shipped to a park near the consumption zone on a larger sized vehicle. The freight arriving at the destination logistics park will be disaggregated and distributed to the consumption zones inside the city.