RIL to begin construction of MMLP in Mappedu near Chennai

Reliance Industries is set to commence construction of India’s first Multimodal Logistics Park (MMLP) at Mappedu, near Chennai, in June. Strategically located 52 km from Chennai Port, 80 km from Ennore Port, and 87 km from Kattupalli Port, the MMLP is poised to become a logistics hub in the southern region. The facility is projected to handle approximately 7.17 million tonnes of cargo over a span of 45 years.

The project, valued at Rs 1,424 crore, covers 184.27 acres in the Tiruvallur district. It was conceptualised 12 years ago but faced delays due to connectivity issues and a lack of private sector interest. Reliance Industries secured the bid for the project from Adani Group in 2022.

The MMLP aims to provide efficient, cost-effective logistics solutions, including cargo aggregation and disaggregation, distribution, intermodal transfer, sorting, packing, and repacking. This initiative is expected to significantly enhance the logistics infrastructure in the region, facilitating better cargo management and reducing overall logistics costs.

As construction begins, the MMLP at Mappedu is set to play a crucial role in transforming logistics operations in southern India, boosting economic growth and improving supply chain efficiency.