Multi-modal transport to pivot National Logistics Policy, boost export edge

In line with earlier plans such as National Rail Plan and Maritime India Vision, NLP aims to bring sweeping changes in the current costly, polluting and congesting modal mix of Indian logistics

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Experts said that it’s important for the Centre to gradually pull its levers, starting with synchronising the root of the problem through PM Gati-Shakti — planning, which until now, was happening in departmental silos

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
Multi-modal integration along with digitisation and centre-state cooperation on the same, forms the core of the National Logistics Policy (NLP), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. In line with previous plans such as the National Rail Plan and Maritime India Vision, NLP intends to bring sweeping changes in the current costly, polluting, and congesting modal mix of Indian logistics.

It is expected to facilitate a modal shift in logistics from the current over dependence on roads (over 60 per cent share currently versus 25 per cent globally) to railways (30 per cent currently vis-a-vis 60 per cent globally)

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First Published: Sep 18 2022 | 6:33 PM IST

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