Punjab to get multimodal logistics hub
Punjab now has a multimodal logistics hub of its own with the foundation stone laid by Punjab Chief Minister
Parkash Singh Badal and Railways Minister Suresh
Prabhu jointly at Kila Raipur in Ludhiana on January 20.
A decision to this effect was taken by the Chief Minister while presiding over a high level meeting of the officers of the state government and the Railways Ministry here at his office, an official release said
Highlighting the significance of this prestigious project, the Chief Minister said, “In the wake of the extension of Eastern Freight Corridor from Dankuni up to Amritsar and Western Freight Corridor from JNPT Navi Mumbai to Khurja (Uttar Pradesh), Punjab is on the threshold of ushering an era of unprecedented economic development.”
As the hub can handle export import cargo, which is all the more important as per the provisions laid down by the Foreign Trade Act, 1992 Badal added, “This hub will be equipped with the ultra modern facilities like container handling yard, bulk handling yard, rail side warehousing, multi user warehousing, temperaturecontrolled warehousing and other facilities, which will boost the trade and commerce in the region.”