Upcoming Wardha Dry Port being developed by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
will generate direct employment to about 1,000 persons. This was shared by Shri
Neeraj Bansal,Chairman in-charge, JNPT at the recently concluded Annual Global
Nagpur Summit held in Nagpur on 17th Nov. The summit was
organised by ‘Nagpur First’, a non-profit organisation with the aim to
facilitate Nagpur-a global city by 2020. Presenting the blueprint of Wardha Dry
Port which is coming up at Sindi station near Wardha, Mr Bansal said that the
port will be developed in three phases and tenders for the first phase of the
work will be floated soon. The dry port will be spread over 346 acres when
fully developed will connect to the hinterland and offer huge relief in
transporting domestic cargo.
Explaining the rationale for selecting Wardha, Mr Bansal explained that
Wardha enjoys excellent connectivity both land and air and the proposed dry
port will assist many industries located around Wardha and Vidarbha region.
Proximity to Nagpur, which being at zero mile of India will provide seamless
connectivity to North-South and East-West and would also develop as logistics
hub for domestic cargo distribution. This will connect many parts of the
country and facilitate faster movement of goods, Mr Bansal added. Many
industries like steel, food products, units located in the special economic
zone and agriculture and food processing sectors too will benefit after the
development of the dry port. JNPT is developing Wardha dry port in Vidarbha
region and at Jalna in Marathwada region to facilitate EXIM trade and improve
the connectivity with JNPT from hinterlands.