The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) has announced that it will work with the National Highways Authority of India to run its Jalna dry port in the Maratha area as a multimodal logistics park. It already has a similar agreement with NHAI for its Wardha dry port, according to Chairman Sanjay Sethi. The first phase of the Jalna dry port is being built at a cost of Rs 327 crore, and once completed, it will promote exim commerce in Maharashtra’s Marathwada area.
Last October, JNPA signed an initial pact with National Highway Logistics Management Ltd (NHLML), a subsidiary of the NHIA, to set up a multi-modal logistics park at the Wardha dry port. The Jalna dry port project offers multiple locational advantages such as proximity to Aurangabad industrial belt and strong presence of various manufacturing industries such as iron, steel, plastic and plastic products.