MULTAN: Multan Dry Port Trust (MDPT) has moved their cornerstone project of multi-mode transit hub from Sher Shah junction to Muzaffargarh Railway Station.
According to the details, Multan Dry Port Trust planning to establish multi-mode transit hub for the clearance of shipments export terminal at Muzaffargarh Railway Station. The establishment of multi-mode transit hub at Muzaffargarh Railway Station will connect Port Qasim Karachi and Multan Dry Port through cargo train service for the clearance of import and export consignment.
The Federal Board of Revenue has also notified the land near Sher Shah for the establishment of multi-mode transit hub with the assistance of Pakistan Railway.
The proposal for the establishment of multi model transportation hub at Sher Shah Railway junction was also technically rejected due to lack of less space available for disembarking of import and export containers. After the rejection of proposed location for the establishment of multi-mode transit hub at Sher Shah, Multan Dry Port Trust has made new feasibility report for construction of clearance hub at Muzaffargarh Railway Station.
Pakistan Railway Station has allotted 8 acres land for the construction of multi-mode transit hub in the area of Muzaffargarh Railway Station. The total cost of Muzaffargarh export terminal was estimated almost Rs.250 million. Before this estimated cost of the project was almost Rs.930 million for the construction of clearance hub at Multan Dry Port and proposed location for the establishment of transit multi-mode hub at Sher Shah was also rejected from Pakistan Railway.
The Customs Collectorate Multan is also backing Multan Dry Port to establish multi Model Transit Hub at Muzaffargarh Railway Station which will promote import and export of South Punjab region. Almost eight import containers will be handled from Muzaffargarh terminal at a time and they will be shifted to Multan Dry Port for the clearance.
The establishment of Muzaffargarh export terminal will facilitate business community of South Punjab in the handling of their import and export shipments. Setting up of Muzaffargarh Railway terminal for the clearance will transship import and export transship through Pakistan Railway Cargo which are cost efficient and it is hope that such facility would boost import and export activity at Multan Dry Port.