The much awaited Cargo Village at Delhi International Airport will start functioning by 2015, confirmed Pradeep Panicker, CCO, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), while interacting with Cargotalk.
Cargo Village at Delhi Airport will be operational by 2015
currently the process of RFP (request for proposal) is on and several bidders have already submitted their proposals. The RFP will be closed by September 30 this year and the Cargo Village project will be awarded to successful bidders by January 2014. The construction works is likely to start by April 2014 and commercial operation is expected to start by 2015. DIAL has identified approximately 40 acres of land in close proximity to the Cargo Terminals for the ambitious Cargo Village project. It will have approximately 60,000 sqm for warehousing and 19,000 sqm of office space. In addition, the Village will have parking facilities, public services, banking and canteen. There will be a Central access gate to Cargo Village and Cargo Terminal area.
According to the DIAL official, the Cargo Village will drastically reduce cargo processing and clearing time at the airport, resulting is enhancement of volume of cargo (both export and import). Though there is a lull in demand, DIAL is
The Cargo Village will drastically reduce cargo processing and clearing time at the airport, resulting is enhancement of volume of cargo”
Pradeep Panicker cco, delhi international airport limited
optimistic the growth will be remarkable by the time the Cargo Village is ready for operational.