Bengaluru MMLP Poised to Become First and Largest MMLP Implemented in the Country Under the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan
National Highways Logistics Management Ltd (NHLML), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NHAI, has entered into an agreement to develop a Multi-Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) in Bengaluru under the Public Private Partnership (DBFOT) model.
The estimated cost for this project is Rs 1,770 crore. The agreement has been signed among the Government Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), Bengaluru MMLP Pvt. Ltd., and Concessionaire SPV, M/s. PATH Bengaluru Logistics Park Pvt. Ltd.
The MMLP will span an area of 400 acres in Muddelinganahalli, located in the Bengaluru rural district of Karnataka. This project will become the first and largest MMLP ever implemented in the country under the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan.
To facilitate seamless logistics movement, the site strategically borders the upcoming KIADB industrial area on the East, the NH 648 (Dabbaspet to Hosur) on the West, the Satellite Town Ring Road on the North, and the Bengaluru–Hubli–Mumbai rail line on the South. Bengaluru MMLP is situated 58 km from Bengaluru Airport. And 48 km from Bengaluru City Railway Station.
Bengaluru MMLP Development Plan
MMLP will undergo development in three phases, with the first phase projected to complete within two years. Over the 45-year concession period, MMLP shall handle around 30 million metric tonnes (MMT) of cargo. Thus, significantly boosting the industrial zones in the surrounding region, including Bengaluru and Tumkur.
Bengaluru MMLP Pvt. Ltd., is a Government SPV between National Highways Logistics Management Ltd. (NHLML), Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), and Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB).
GATI SHAKTI to enhance Bharat’s Logistics
The development of MMLP represents a pivotal initiative by the Government of India to enhance the country’s freight logistics sector by facilitating efficient intermodal freight movement, reducing overall freight costs and transit times, improving warehousing capabilities, enhancing the tracking and traceability of consignments, and thereby increasing the efficiency of the Indian logistics sector.