Maharashtra seen as a potential logistics hub of the country

The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr Devendra Fadnavis, has said that he wants to make the state a logistics hub of the country to tap the growing investments in the sector following the introduction of GST.

The entire country has been integrated to become a single marketplace now and logistics is the fastest growing sector, he said at an USIBC event.

He pointed out that a majority of the state’s hinterland was now connected with the country’s largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, and it is also creating three dry ports at Wardha, Nashik and Jalna from where farmers and other exporters will be able to directly send goods to ship out from JNP.

The Chief Minister added that the state is also constructing the country’s longest expressway, a 700-km road connecting Mumbai with Nagpur, which will also aid the logistics sector.