The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) will construct a multimodal logistics park in Kanpur for cargo handling. Giving a major boost to the state’s economy, this will be the fourth mega logistical hub in UP, but the first to be developed by DFCCIL.
T”In two years UP will have a multimodal logistics park, 20 km from Kanpur city near Room railway station. It would be the fourth logistical hub in the state for cargo movement—the other three are in Dadri, including one developed by Container Corporation of India Limited and two to be developed by National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited and Adani group.”Nanduri Srinivas, director of operations and business development, DFCCIL
DFCCIL has procured 70-hectare land in Hathipur, Maharajpur, and Tilsaharibujurg villages in Narval tehsil of Kanpur Nagar.
“After the construction of the hub, we expect that 15 million tonnes of goods will be handled annually,” said Srinivas.
Meanwhile, by mid of 2024, the six-lane, 63-km Lucknow-Kanpur greenfield expressway is also expected to be completed.
Srinivas said, “Mega logistic hub will reduce the transportation cost giving a competitive edge to Indian products. The logistic hub at Kanpur will also boost the UP government’s one district one product initiative.”
The Kanpur logistics park is part of the eastern DFC which connects Ludhiana to Sonnagar.