Airports Authority of India (AAI) and its cargo subsidiary AAICLAS will soon open its perishable cargo centre at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati which is being built by Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC).
A team of AAI, AAICLAS and AIDC and officials from State Government visited the site which is near its completion of the cargo centre last week. The team was led by Sanjeev Jindal, Regional Executive Director, AAI; Ramesh Kumar, Airport Director, LGBI Airport.
Airports Authority of India had leased 4050 sq. mt. of land to AIDC for a period of seven years for establishing Center for Perishable Cargo at Guwahati airport with a capacity to handle 10,000 MT of perishable cargo with a Nominal Licence Fees of Rs.1/per annum with No Royalty, vide Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India directives with approval of Cabinet.
The perishable cargo centre has been developed along with an approach road at a total cost of INR 20 crores (approx) which will be shortly dedicated to the nation by end of March 2020. It will consist of state of the art facilities as a one-stop Facilitation Center to process the Perishable Cargo with Customs EDI Facility with further Forward & Backward Linkage project under TIES (Trade Infrastructure Export Scheme) by Positioning Airlines, Freight Forwarders, Customs Broker House.
The foundation stone for this perishable cargo centre, being built by AIDC, was laid by Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal last year in January and had said that the process has been started to sell Assam’s fruits, vegetables etc. at the markets of London, Singapore, Dubai and efforts are on to expand to the markets of Europe, America and South-East Asia for transporting perishable agricultural produce of the state to different domestic and international locations.