India targets multimodal connectivity with new terminals

India's government have announced that 100 new cargo terminals will be developed over the next 3 years, with the aim of easing the movement of goods across the country.

The terminals will be part of what the government is calling "The Gati Shakti – a national programme for multimodal connectivity".

The Indian logistics industry has welcomed the announcement, with A Sakthivel, president of the Federation of Indian Export Organisation saying it "will facilitate export-import trade a lot as logistics challenges today are the biggest stumbling blocks.”

Details on the new terminals are scarce but it is thought that the Government is looking to move towards a "hub-and-spoke" model for moving freight in order to ease pressure on current high-volume corridors.

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