Jogighopa is a small town located on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Bongaigaon district in the state of Assam, India

Jogighopa
Town
Jogighopa is located in Assam
Jogighopa
Jogighopa
Location in Assam, India
Jogighopa is located in India
Jogighopa
Jogighopa
Jogighopa (India)
Coordinates: 26°14′N 90°35′E / 26.23°N 90.58°E / 26.23; 90.58Coordinates: 26°14′N 90°35′E / 26.23°N 90.58°E / 26.23; 90.58
Country India
StateAssam
DistrictBongaigaon
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialAssamese
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-AS
Vehicle registrationAS

Within the city, there are the remains of the five rock cut caves, examples of Salasthambha period architecture. The architectural site is being preserved by the Archaeological survey of India(ASI)[1]

GeographyEdit

Jogighopa is located at 26°14′N 90°35′E / 26.23°N 90.58°E / 26.23; 90.58.[2] It has an average elevation of 20 m (66 ft). Population: officially Jogighopa is not a Town. It is a Village and still under Jogighopa Gaon Panchayat. But, in the last few years, population of Jogighopa has been growing way faster, A significant aspect of Jogighopa is that it covers some important areas like Kabaitary, Chalantapara, Papermil and Balapara. Nowadays, these areas have become an integral part of Greater Jogighopa Town (Non-official) and this whole area is popularly known as Jogighopa. As per Census data of 2011, total population of Greater Jogighopa is 65845. It is expected that, by 2021,its population may touch the figure of 1,00,000.

TransportEdit

Jogighopa has a combined road-rail bridge, called Naranarayan Setu, over the Brahmaputra River.[3]

Jogighopa, is set to become India's gateway to the North-East states in India with the road ministry gearing up to develop a Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) there with road, rail, waterways and air transport facilities. The development includes railway sidings, container terminals, warehousing, non-cargo processing, a truck terminal, common facilities, support infrastructure and equipment.

A Special Purpose Vehicle, backed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will be created to execute the project, which will be executed in two phases—Phase I of around Rs155.46 crores and Rs115.88 crores for Phase II.

Recent developments, like the announcement of the Northeast Economic Corridor under the Bharatmala programme of the road ministry and the signing of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between India and Bangladesh for developing the Dalu-Tura-Goalpara-Gelephu multimodal trade route strengthen Jogighopa's case for MMLP. According to the draft report on the Jogighopa MMLP accessed by The Mint, freight demand in terms of volume is projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.93% from 11.96 million metric tonnes (MMT) in FY17 to 33.74 MMT in FY35. The total container market is projected to grow from 4,808 TEUs (twenty-food equivalent units) in FY17 to 7,925 TEUs in FY35— @ CAGR of 2.82%.

The move comes at a time when India's neighbours are gearing up for trade. For example, Bangladesh’s development of the Khulna-Dhaka-Sylhet Economic Corridor and the Banglabandha-Dhaka-Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Economic Corridor—to promote industrial development in the region. These initiatives are expected to accelerate freight movements in the given region and facilitate trade between India and Bangladesh, and between Bangladesh and Bhutan through India.

Since 2017, the GOI has started prioritizing the logistics sector by granting it the infrastructural status and anticipates major investments in it. The Logistic Performance Index published by the World Bank shows India jumping up 19 spots in the Global ranking from 54 in 2014 to 35 in 2016.

The decision is significant because of the sustained "Act East" policy of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)government [4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Rock Cut Caves". Retrieved 21 December 2006.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jogighopa
  3. ^ Janes World Railways 2002 edition, page 194
  4. ^ Logistics hub to turn Assam’s Jogighopa into India’s new gateway to South-East Asia

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