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New Delhi: Under a programme ‘Logistic Efficiency Enhancement Programme’ (LEEP) aimed at enhancing freight  transportation in India by improving cost, time, tracking and transferability of consignments through infrastructure, procedural and Information Technology (IT) interventions, consultants are being tasked to carry out critical examination of existing logistic infrastructure and destination of freight movement in the country, and 44 freight corridors (economic corridors), inter corridors and feeder routes to reduce cost and time of freight movement.

They are proposed to be developed by taking an end-to-end corridor view, rather than stretch-by-stretch road construction view to ensure consistent infrastructure along the corridor as per discussion between NHAI and the government. As a first step towards this task, preparation of Detailed Project Reports is being undertaken by NHAI. In the first phase, DPRs of identified 15,000 km is proposed to be prepared. NHAI has invited bids for preparation of DPRs for 15,000 km of length in the country. Bids have been invited in 45 packages of about 300 km length each.

In order to drastically reduce the time taken for conducting surveys, it has been decided to use latest technologies such as LiDAR, Satellite mapping and Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) in preparation of DPRs, according to a PIB release.

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