Govt unveils plans for freight smart cities to reduce logistics cost

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The commerce ministry on Friday said it unveiled plans for freight smart cities to improve urban freight efficiency, and create an opportunity for reduction in the logistics costs.

Under the freight smart cities initiative, city-level logistics committees would be formed and they will have related government departments and agencies at the local and state levels.

These would also include the private sector from the logistics services and also users of logistics services, the ministry said in a statement.

“On the freight smart city initiatives, the logistics division is working closely with GIZ (Germany) under Indo-German Development Cooperation, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India. A challenge is expected to be announced to encourage the participation of cities in this initiative," it said.

+INFO: Business Standard

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