‘Highways construction crucial to facilitate seamless cargo movement’

“Construction of several highways and expressways have facilitated a seamless movement of cargo from towns to the airports thereby trimming total time consumed in road transportation, says Sunil Kohli, MD, Rahat Cargo. He adds, “Upgradation of domestic airports and having them equipped with essential infra apart from in-house functional process needs to be considered to achieve the desired results. The government’s initiatives have initiated several moves to ensure improvisation of multimodal transportation and connectivity. India launched PMGS to herald a new chapter in governance. PMGS brings 16 ministries, including Railways and Roadways, together for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity. It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various ministries and state governments such as Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports, UDAN. Economic zones such as textile and pharma clusters, defence corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fishing clusters, and agri zones will also be covered to improve connectivity and make Indian businesses competitive.”