Assam to get country’s first multi-modal logistics park; Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Government of India has virtually laid the foundation stone for country’s first-ever multi-modal logistic park in Assam. The park will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 700 crore at Bongaigaon district. “The government is planning 35 new multimodal parks across the country. The Rs 693.97 crore park will provide direct connectivity to air, road, rail and waterways to the people. It will be developed under the ambitious Bharatmala Pariyojana of the Government of India,” states Gadkari in his address. The multi-modal logistic park will provide direct connectivity to air, rail, road, and waterways to the citizens of Assam and other parts of the North East.
The fund for the logistic park will be spent on three components- railway and road connectivity as well as infrastructure and building work. An MoU will also be signed to implement the project successfully. The event was presided over by the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and was attended by and Union MoS Jitendra Singh, Gen (Retd) Dr V K Singh and Rameshwar Teli, Ministers from the State, Members of Parliaments, MLAs and senior officers from the Centre and the State.