Web nod soon for dry ports, cargo stations
The Centre will soon announce a mechanism that will facilitate online submission and processing of applications for setting up ICD, CFS and Air Freight Stations (AFS). The proposed reform – with a view to boost India's foreign trade – comes at a time when demands for setting up more ICDS, CFSS and AFSS in India have risen. The Inter-ministerial Committee (IMC), a single window clearance mechanism for applying for CFS/ICD is considered cumbersome and involves submission of several documents.
The Web-based mechanism, being developed by the government-owned National Informatics Centre Services Inc., is aimed at enabling the developer to submit applications online and track their status on a real-time basis.