Indian Express logistics hub to be built in Bihar
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The Indian Express (INDEX) logistics hub in Bihar, which was slated to be the site of the country’s first ever passenger ferry, will be constructed on land owned by the Indian government.
The project is expected to cost a whopping Rs 3,000 crore.
The project has been delayed by the government’s decision to withdraw its notification for the project, which had been set for completion in 2019.
The move came after the Supreme Court had ruled in August that the project was illegal under the countrys National Disaster Management Act (NDMA).
The NDMA allows states to construct infrastructure projects for disaster relief, but states have to ensure the project is not detrimental to the environment and not detrimental for the livelihoods of its people.
According to a news report, the NDMA allowed India to construct and operate the first ever transshipment of goods in the country.
India’s first passenger ferry was the Indira Gandhi National Express, which ran from Chennai to Kolkata in 1930.
India has not built a ferry since the Indriya Express.
India also built a transshipments terminal at the Gurgaon terminal of the Indrani Express, but the terminal was closed in 2003 because of a lack of capacity.
The Indian Express (INDEX) logistics hub in Bihar, which was slated to be the site of the country’s first ever…