The Gujarat government and leading private infrastructure company Adani Port & SEZ Ltd. on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of the state CM Vijay Rupani to build India’s largest multi-model logistic park at Virochannagar near Sanand in Ahmedabad district.
The MoU was signed by Additional Chief Secretary MK Das on behalf of the State government and Karan Gautam Adani on behalf of Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd.
As per reports, the upcoming park will cover an area of 1450 acre with a dedicated air cargo complex including 4.6 km long runway to handle large sized cargo aircraft.
The park which has an estimated investment of INR 50,000 crore will give direct/indirect employment to 25,000 people and have direct air, rail and road connectivity. It will have provision of direct rail connectivity with dedicated freight corridor which is part of the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor.
As per the state government, the project will be completed in phased manner in the next three years with work commencing within six months after various clearances and permissions are obtained.
The park will have 90 lakh square ft warehouse zone with facilities such as air freight station (4.5 mt), grade-A warehouse, cold storage etc. The warehouse will have 38 lakh sqft space for textile, bulk, e-commerce and BTS, 9 lakh sqft space for bonder warehouse, 4 lakh grade-A palatized facility and 60,000 pallets temperature controlled palletized facility. Against 3.3 lakh capacity, a container yard in this park will have four handling lines with TEU(twenty ft equivalents).
Furthermore, the park will have 3 lakh sqft business centre and skill development centre. In other cargo handling infrastructure, it will have steel cargo yard – 4 lakh mt, car yard – 30,000 cars, agri silos – 1 lakh mt, POL tank farm – 3.5 lakh KL and cement silos – 1 lakh mt).