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The government of India along with state governments is taking various steps to improve logistics and transportation in the country. Central and state governments have launched financial schemes for establishing logistics parks, planning of multi-modal logistics parks, the National Logistics Policy etc. Simultaneously, there is an emphasis on improving transportation in the cities too. Transport nagar is one such initiative that aims at improving city transport and ease traffic challenges within the city.

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This article explains what a transport nagar is, its importance, a list of existing transport nagar in India, upcoming transport nagar, and so on.

What is transport nagar?

Transport Nagar is a relatively new concept. In simple words, Transport Nagar is a multi-modal transport hub, that offers easy access to public transport such as railways, buses, shared taxis and bikes for commuters. However, transport nagar does not only move people but also facilitates the transport of goods. They are capable of accommodating heavy commercial vehicles. In many cities, it Transport Nagar is a hub for exporting goods too.

Depending on the city, the scope of transport and required facilities vary. As a result, the kind of services and facilities that each Transport Nagar are different.

Facilities at a transport nagar

Transport Nagar can house various facilities for commuters as we as transporters i.e., truck drivers. As mentioned before, the transit hub has brought ease for commuters to take public transport.

For transporters, it offers various facilities such as:

  • Parking facility for heavy commercial vehicles
  • Loading/unloading stations
  • Weight bridges/scales
  • Fueling facilities for trucks
  • Repairing facilities
  • Small scale warehouse
  • Lodging and boarding facilities
  • Catering services/food stalls
  • Toilets and bathrooms
  • Resting rooms,
  • Support centres for the trucking community, etc.

Depending on the location and city, scope of transportation and facilities at each Transportation Nagar change. For example, some Transport nagar may be equipped with cold rooms as per the requirement.  Also, the sophistication of tools changes. For example, some Transport nagar facilities are equipped with an automated weight scale, while some have a manual weight scale/bridge. As can be understood, transportation nagars are a boon to 3PL and 4PL logistics providers.

Importance of transport nagar

Logistics has been a challenge in India. With the introduction of GST, interstate transport can be conducted smoothly. However, the conditions of transporters remained a challenge. Additionally, the lack of parking facilities for heavy vehicles results in traffic congestion in cities. Considering these factors, Transport Nagar is the need of the hour.

The Transport Nagar enables the loading/unloading of cargo. Moreover, it also offers a resting place for truck drivers. Naturally, properly rested truck drivers reduce the risk of road accidents. Meaning Transport Nagar improves the safety of road transport in India.

In short, a transportation nagar offers required facilities and also ensure comfort and safety. Therefore, it eases the loan on the transportation industry.

List of transport nagar facilities in India

A list of transport nagar is extensive. There is at least a transport nagar located in most tier-I, tier-II and tier-III cities. Here is a mention of a few transport nagar in India.

  • Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Delhi
  • Jaipur transport nagar
  • Ludhiana transport nagar
  • Lucknow transport nagar
  • Transport nagar, Nigdi
  • Transport nagar, Bhilwara
  • Transport nagar, Patna
  • Madurai transport nagar
  • Transport nagar, Faridabad

Upcoming transport nagar

With greater emphasis on improving logistics in India, the need for transport nagars is expected to rise. Here is a list of a few upcoming transport nagar. However, more are expected to be set up in the coming days.

  • Three Transport Nagars in Yamuna City
  • Transport nagar, Jammu
  • Ranchi transport nagar

Logistics parks vs transport nagar

Logistics parks are not the same as transport nagar. Here are some differences between a logistics park and a transport nagar.

Logistics park Transport nagar
Purpose It is designed for smooth functioning of logistics including the storage, distribution and transportation of goods. It is a multimodal transit hub for commuters as well as goods. It focuses mainly on the transportation.
Location It is usually located in the industrial area away from the city. It is located within the city boundaries.
Facilities It is equipped with facilities such as warehouses, packaging centres, distribution centres, cold rooms and so on. It mainly houses parking facility, lodging, boarding and food facilities for drivers, loading/unloading stations, , etc.
Area It is usually sprawls over a large area of land Transport nagar is spread over smaller area compared to a logistics park

Concluding thoughts

Transport nagar is need of each growing city. It offers truckers and transporters a place to anchor, park vehicles, loan and unload goods and so on. It acts like a one stop shop for truck drivers where their all needs are fulfilled.

Collectively, all these initiatives have helped logistics in India to grow and improve. India’s Logistics Performance Index for 2023 has jumped six places which shows that these initiatives are driving the logistics sector in the direction towards efficiency and growth.

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Frequently asked questions about transport nagar

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about transport nagar.

What are the advantages of transport nagar?

Transport nagar have numerous advantages. Firstly, it offers various facilities to the truck drivers under one roof. Therefore, it is time saving for truck drivers. For example, availing of services such as fueling, repair, lodging and boarding at different location in a city turns out to be more time consuming.

Moreover, it also eases city traffic conditions as heavy vehicles are parked in a transport nagar.

Additionally, it is convenient for commuters taking multimodal transport.

Which logistics companies operate/use transport nagar?

The list of transport companies operating from transport nagars may be long and exhaustive. It is best to verify with the nearby transport nagar and get a list of transport operators.

Which is the biggest transport nagar in India

According to a media report, Sanjay Gandhi transport nagar in Delhi is the biggest transport nagar and has capability to accommodate about 2500 trucks.