Gadkari Lays Foundation stone of India’s First MMLP in Assam

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for India’s first Multimodal Logistics Park at Jogighopa in Assam via video conferencing. The multi-modal logistics park will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore, under the ambitious ‘Bharatmala Pariyojna’. with the aim to provide direct connectivity through air, road, rail and waterways to the people. 

The event was presided over by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and was attended by Union Ministers Jitendra Singh, V K Singh, General (Retd.) Rameshwar Teli and several other ministers of Assam.

Speaking on the occasion CM Sonowal said that the direct connectivity would not only boost the economic growth of Assam but the whole of North East as well. The country’s first-ever multi-modal logistic park would provide employment to over 20 lakh people. It will also provide direct connectivity via air, rail, road, and waterways to the citizens of North East India. The fund for the logistic park will be spent on three components- railway and road connectivity as well as infrastructure and building work. 

Gadkari said that the first phase of construction is scheduled to be completed by 2023. He also informed that works worth Rs 280 crore have already been awarded, including Rs 171 crore for road construction, Rs 87 crore for erecting the structure, and Rs 23 crore for rail lines. The work will begin next month, he said.