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Hinterland Connectivity- What is the Solution

Hinterland Connectivity- What is the Solution

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Published by Rohit Pathak
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Published by: Rohit Pathak on Jun 21, 2012
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Hinterland Connectivity- What is the Solution?
Capt. Rahul Ranjan Pathak
Mantrana Maritime AdvisoryInternational Conference on Infrastructure: TheGlobal Growth Driver, Feb 04, 2011, Kolkata (India)
Appraising port Hinterland Connection- Challenges
Main Challenges
Congested & Poor Quality of Indian Roads
Recurrent congestion on almost quarter of roads
High fuel consumption & huge pollution
Taxes between state borders
Poor access to rural areas
Although extensive, but 40% villages cut off during monsoons.
Railways facing severe capacity constraints
Severe capacity constraints
Freight tariffs have been kept high to subsidize passenger traffic
Urban centers severely congested
Ports are congested 
With increasing port traffic, Indian ports need to ramp up capacity &productivity
Appraising port Hinterland Connection
Initiatives to satisfytrade requirements1. Physical Infrastructure
Attributes are Speed, Capacity &Quality
3. Environmentalperformance
Big concern these days
2. Supply Chain decisionmaking
Transit time variability &
Hinterland connectivity acts as a vital link to Global supply chain.But in India it is a weak link

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