Bridge-Building Logistics in the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India
LP India, the India division of Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, has played a major role in coordinating logistics for the completion of a bridge in the Himalayan mountains of northern India between the cities of Sonprayag and Gaurikund.
The bridge, constructed across Mandakini River, was completed in the record time of 30 days thanks, in part, to the logistical support LP India provided to the overall construction project, according to a company statement.
The previous bridge had washed away twice within the past three years due to unprecedented flooding that began back in 2013. The new, more permanent bridge was sourced and shipped from a New Jersey, bridge builder. The bridge parts moved by container ship to Mumbai, by train to New Delhi, and then by road to Rishikesh on container trucks. Transshipment by smaller trucks was required for the last leg to Sonprayag.
“The site for the bridge posed many challenges,” said Sundreysh Sarup, managing director for LP India. “The history of floods demanded elaborate logistical planning and execution. The logistics of transporting a bridge to Sonprayag 250 kilometers from Rishikesh was no simple matter. It took significant planning and great coordination to ensure all of the equipment and parts arrived to the job site on time and intact. I am very pleased the project was a success, which will most certainly give a boost to commercial activity within the region.”