Varanasi to get India’s 1st freight village
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.