Key Take­aways

Cargo Talk - - Ct Roundtable -

The gov­ern­ment has to ini­ti­ate a pol­icy where the zones of the ware­houses are cat­e­gorised in green zone, agri­cul­ture land, etc. by the gov­ern­ment. They need to be ap­proved and de­fined to give nec­es­sary boost to the ware­hous­ing in­dus­try.

City de­con­ges­tion and city move­ment is the key. The idea is mov­ing out cargo smoothly from a city and then avail­ing a ware­house. This can help build a bet­ter quality.

Proper as­sess­ment at a na­tional level is cru­cial.

Cer­tain norms to in­crease the en­ergy ef­fi­ciency of a build­ing should be pro­cured. This will en­cour­age peo­ple to use solutions like in­su­la­tion, fire and safety or FAR, etc to chart suit­able gain in the in­fras­truc­tural fa­cil­ity.

One an­nual charge for the truck­ers for ease in trans­po­ra­tion. Cur­rently, there is one law for trans­port where the truck­ers need to ap­ply for a li­cense for a par­tic­u­lar route which is valid for one month. If they want to ap­ply for an­other route, it is not pos­si­ble, be­cause of ex­or­bi­tant cost of li­cense.

There should be a sorted process in place. Even though there are im­prove­ments in in­fra­struc­ture, up­grad­ing an in­frstruc­ture builds con­sen­sus with the gov­ern­ment, not only with MoCA, but, with cus­toms also.

Through op­ti­mal process, the in­dus­try can improve 50 per cent.

There should be a pan-In­dia uni­form ware­hous­ing pol­icy where all the states fol­low the same rule for de­vel­op­ing and con­vert­ing the land use to have a big­ger, eas­ier and con­struc­tive way of do­ing busi­ness.

In In­dia, to­day the chal­lenges are many like ‘no en­tries’, bunch of re­stric­tions, etc. It doesn’t be­come cost-ef­fec­tive to be very far away from the city.

There could be us­age of space in two ways; one where you are get­ting it and then dis­tribut­ing it in B2C space.

`1000 Presently, the sec­tor is more than bil­lion sec­tor and it is grow­ing at a pace of 10-15 per cent year on year.

To­day, one of the big­gest chal­lenges the in­dus­try is fac­ing in most of the met­ros is traf­fic re­stric­tion.

GST has given the push to de­vel­oper to in­vest more in prop­er­ties or parks where one can do quality real es­tate de­vel­op­ment. The lo­cal state laws do vary from state to state, GST does have an im­pact on the con­struc­tion cost.

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