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Issue Date - 15/03/2012
Inadequate logistics network

Logistics infrastructure is a critical enabler of India’s economic development. Recognising this pivotal role, India has tripled its logistics infrastructure spend from $10 billion in 2003 to over $30 billion in 2011. However, despite this increase, the country’s logistics network remain insufficient. Still seven corridors along with some national highways handle 40% of road freight traffic even though they are less than 0.5% of the Indian road network.

Relies excessively on roads

India’s roads account for a higher share of freight traffic compared to other continental sized countries like US and China. In fact, India’s dependence on roads is more than three times that of China. This is despite the fact that a large part of the country’s freight traffic comprises bulk material and moves over long distances that can be more economically served by rail and waterways.


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