Government plans multi-model transport body for movement of goods

NEW DELHI (TIP): The government plans to set up a multi-model transport organization to facilitate faster movement of goods through rail, water, air and road, railways minister Suresh Prabhu said on Decedmber 18.

The Minister said it will help farmers and agriculturists enable better price discovery and the government is already working on a Cabinet proposal for the same.

“We want to provide you (industry) a better logistics and supply chain infrastructure. For that we are working on a proposal to set up multi-model transport organization for movement of goods and cargo, it will comprise of all four means of transport, including road, rail, air and ship,” Prabhu said at a food processing event.

Speaking on the sidelines, he said the government will move a Cabinet note for setting up of this multi-model transport organization. “… so whosoever wants to move goods, they can approach this authority which will then facilitate the movement of goods and will convey through which medium it could be delivered in faster way and will be cost effective,” the Railways Minister said.

Prabhu was speaking at National Conference on Food Processing, organized by Yes Bank and food processing ministry.

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