The project proposes the construction of the first Multimodal Logistics Park (MMLP) by Reliance Industries Ltd. at Mappedu in the Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu.
Overview of Multimodal Logistics Parks, India
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is building 35 MultiModal Logistics Parks (MMLPs), out of which 15 MMLPs are prioritised in the next three years, under the “PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP),” which was launched in October 2021 and brings together 16 Union Ministries, including MoRTH.
The plan should improve multimodal connectivity and last mile connectivity throughout the country. Additionally, National Logistics Policy (NLP), which focuses on these two key areas, namely Effective integration between various agencies in the logistics ecosystem and deploying and embracing newer technologies to smooth the process flow, was launched in 2022 in order to make the industry more efficient and resilient. One of the top places chosen for the construction of an MMLP under this programme is Chennai.
MMLPs by MoRTH also lays the foundation of development of such large-scale state-of-the-art infrastructure projects in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode for which both the Central Government and State Government have come together.
NHAI MultiModal Logistics Park (MMLP), Mappedu- Key Project Highlights
|Name of the Project||NHAI Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP), Mappedu|
|Construction Cost||INR 1,424 crores|
|Landmark||SF.No. 1104, 1105, 1135, 1356, 1357, 1358, 1362, 1361, 1376, 1375, 1228, 1230, 1229 Mappedu|
|Project completion (Estimated timeline)||2025|
MultiModal Logistics Park (MMLP), Mappedu
MMLP Chennai is being built on 184.27 acres of land close to Mappedu. A private developer (RIL) will construct the actual MMLP infrastructure while a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed by the National Highway Logistics Management Ltd, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, Chennai Port Authority, and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation provides the land and connectivity for the project.
The project’s estimated cost is INR 1,424 crores. Total Concession period is 45 years. The SPV will build a new rail siding to the MMLP site with a length of 10.5 Kilometres at an estimated cost of INR 217 Crores. It will also provide 4 lane National Highway (NH) connectivity of 5.4 Kilometres at an estimated cost of INR 104 Crores.
The three phases of the MMLP’s completion are expected to cost the developer INR 783 crores. By 2025, Phase-1 development should be completed, allowing for the start of other commercial operations. The MMLP in Chennai, which is strategically situated 52 kilometres from the Chennai Port, 80 kilometres from the Ennore Port, and 87 kilometres from the Kattupalli Airport, will serve as the main logistical hub for the southern region.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is a ministry of the Government of India, that is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules, regulations and laws relating to road transport, transport research and in also to increase the mobility and efficiency of the road transport system in India.
Reliance Industries Limited is a global conglomerate in India with its headquarters in Mumbai. Energy, petrochemicals, natural gas, retail, telecommunications, mass media, and textiles are a few of its many sectors.
The National Logistics Policy of the Commerce and Industry Ministry will strengthen India’s ability to compete internationally, increase employment, boost its standing in the world rankings, and open the door for India to develop into a logistics powerhouse.
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is a part of Indian Railways, the Ministry of Railways, and the Indian Government. It is driving project execution, resource mobilisation, and expedited planning.
The Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited has contributed significantly to the industrial growth of the state since its founding in 1965. In order to foster a balanced and ongoing industrial growth, TIDCO aims to promote medium and large businesses in the State through joint ventures.
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