Varanasi to get In­dia’s 1st freight vil­lage

Cargo Talk - - Warehousing -

The coun­try’s first freight vil­lage will be spread over around 100 acres. The plan to set up this project, close to the up­com­ing mul­ti­modal ter­mi­nal along the Ganga, has at­tracted ma­jor play­ers in­clud­ing Dubai Port World­wide and IL&FS. A ‘Freight Vil­lage’ is a spe­cialised in­dus­trial es­tate which at­tracts com­pa­nies that re­quire lo­gis­tics ser­vices and can clus­ter to im­prove their com­pet­i­tive­ness. This will al­low re­lo­ca­tion of re­tail­ers, ware­house op­er­a­tors and lo­gis­tics ser­vice providers sup­ply­ing the re­gional FMCG mar­ket. truck, rail and water­way. ‘Freight Vil­lage’ in­cludes an in­ter­modal ter­mi­nal, which fa­cil­i­tates in­te­gra­tion be­tween dif­fer­ent modes of trans­port.

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