MIDC to set up 15 truck terminals across Maharashtra

October 4th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is developing 15 truck terminals across the state to improve the transport and supply chain network.

“It is very critical that the transport network, which is the wheel of economic prosperity for the state, moves like a well oiled machine. The truck terminal project is thus an important ingredient to maintain an unhindered supply chain,” K. Shivaji, MIDC chief executive, said here Monday.

The project will be completed in two phases. Seven truck terminals are coming up in the first phase, construction of which will be completed in the next two years.

The sites identified for these are Latur, Patalganga, Chakan, Taloja, Waluj, Talegaon and Ranjangaon.

“All being industrially high density areas, commissioning of well planned truck terminals at these locations will substantially help improve efficacy and speed of cargo/raw materials movement,” Shivaji said.

Besides providing localised employment, the truck terminals will also provide an integrated state-of-the-art facility, including amenities like truck parking, transit and transhipment for goods and trucks, facilities to crew, transport agency offices, vehicles repairs and maintenance and related activities.

In the second phase, eight other truck terminals will come up, the bids for which will be invited soon.

“This will ensure continued economic prosperity for Maharashtra,” said Shivaji.

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