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Concor plans to set up 3 logistics parks in Bengal - 2012-07-30

Container Corporation of India Ltd, a public sector unit under the Ministry of Railways, plans to set up three logistics parks in West Bengal at an estimated investment of Rs 150 crore. This is part of the company’s plan to set up 15 such hubs across the country. According to Mr Sanjay Swarup, Group General Manager of Concor, the corporation has identified land at Durgapur in Burdwan district, Dankuni, in Hooghly district, and Siliguri in North Bengal, for developing these multi-modal facilities. One such park will require nearly 100 acres of land. These parks will have facilities like warehouses, container yards and cold chains under one roof. “The land acquisition process is on for these parks. While the Railways will provide the land at Durgapur and Dankuni, we are in talks with the West Bengal State Government for land in Siliguri,” Mr Swarup said here on Tuesday. He was addressing a seminar on logistics organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Apart from three parks in West Bengal, Concor has identified three locations in Andhra Pradesh; four in Odisha; one each in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan; and two in Uttarakhand, for setting up such facilities. Mr Swarup said Concor is trying to speed up the land acquisition process.

On the occasion, Mr H. D. Gujrati, Executive Director of Railway Board, said the commissioning of dedicated freight corridors along the Eastern and Western regions, will begin by March 2017.

Source : Hindu Business Line