Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is developing 15 truck terminals at its properties spread across the state, as a part of a strategic plan to significantly enhance its scope of service offerings and provide comprehensive industrial solutions. In its first phase, seven truck terminals will be set up in the next 18- 24 months. The sites identified for these are- Latur, Patalganga, Chakan, Taloja, Waluj, Talegaon and Ranjangaon.
The modern, international class Truck Terminals will be equipped with a complete range of facilities including spacious parking, warehousing, loading/unloading, boarding/lodging for drivers, AIDS counselling centres and medical facilities, public toilets, eateries, etc. Additional facilities like vehicle servicing, fuel supply and other support infrastructure services are also on the anvil. These terminals will also act as logistic centre for goods, warehousing, inter-modal transport, container transport and freight forwarding services.
Commenting on the pressing need for the new truck terminals, Dr. K. Shivaji, CEO, MIDCsaid, “The road transport network is a virtual lifeline for trade, industry and the common man. In Maharashtra alone we transport millions of tonnes of precious cargo to their destinations daily traversing the length and breadth of the state. It is very critical, that this transport network which is the wheel of economic prosperity for the state moves like a well oiled machine. The truck terminal project is thus important ingredient to maintain an unhindered supply-chain. “