Friday, August 28, 2009

Further New Freight and Logistics Park for India

Now Haryana District Announce Industry and Transport Plan for the Region
Shipping News Feature

INDIA – Following on from the HSG story of the 24th August regarding the freight project at Madhya Pradesh, comes news of a further development in the Country planned to streamline and modernise logistics and transport, this time in the Delhi to Mumbai industrial corridor.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation and the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. The agreement gives each of the parties’ equal responsibility for the proposed site which will encourage industry within the area and provide suitable transport facilities throughout the region. The proposed hub is to be at Rewari in Haryana and consultants have been appointed to conduct feasibility and traffic estimation studies.

Freight rail links will play an important, integral part of the plan in an area which claims to currently produce 65% of passenger cars, 50% of tractors, 60% of motor cycles and 50% of refrigerators manufactured in the country. About 25% of India's total production of sanitary-ware and bicycles are also made in the district.