The Sahibganj Multi-Modal Terminal (MMT) built on 187 acres of land alongside the river Ganga in Jharkhand will handle 3 million tonnes of cargo per annum. The cargo originating from Jharkhand and Bihar can go up to Bangladesh through Haldia while serving the Nepal cargo as well.
Designed to handle bulk, breakbulk and container cargo, Sahibganj MMT is located closer to coal mines to help industries get raw material easily. The terminal will also handle fertilizers, cement, sugar, stone chips and food grains.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 12, 2019 inaugurated the first phase of the terminal to be operated on PPP basis. The capacity of the MMT will be increased to 5.5 million tons per annum in the second phase. Through the MMT, industries can transport goods to Bihar, West Bengal and Bangladesh. So, the terminal will be handling international cargo including Nepal’s inbound container cargo from Haldia. The terminal will soon have rail connectivity.
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