National Highways Logistics Management Ltd (NHLML), a fully-owned company of NHAI, signed an agreement on 18th September 2023 for the development of a Multi-Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) in Bengaluru. The agreement has been signed between the Government SPV, Bengaluru MMLP Pvt. Ltd., and Concessionaire SPV, PATH Bengaluru Logistics Park Pvt. Ltd. The park, to be developed under the Public-Private Partnership (DBFOT) model, is expected to cost Rs 1,770 crore.
The MMLP is being developed on an area of 400 acres at Muddelinganahalli in the Bengaluru rural district of Karnataka. The project, upon completion, will be 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 is strategically located adjacent to the upcoming KIADB industrial area on the East side, abutting NH 648, Dabbaspet to Hosur, as well as the Satellite Town Ring Road on the North side and the Bengaluru – Hubli – Mumbai rail line on the South side. Bengaluru MMLP is situated 58 km from Bengaluru Airport and 48 km from Bengaluru city railway station.
The MMLP will be developed in three phases, with the first phase expected to be completed in two years. The MMLP will cater to about 30 million tpa cargo by the end of the 45-year concession period, giving a significant boost to industrial zones in the catchment region such as Bengaluru and Tumkur.
A Government SPV has been incorporated between National Highways Logistics Management Ltd. (NHLML), Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), and Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB).
The development of MMLP is a key initiative of the Government of India to improve the country’s freight logistics sector by enabling efficient inter-modal freight movement, reducing overall freight costs and time, providing efficient warehousing, and improving tracking and traceability of consignments, thereby enhancing the efficiency of the Indian logistics sector.