Leading logistics firm e-Shang Redwood (ESR) on Monday announced its plans to build a logistics park in Sohna-Tehsil of south Gurugram, covering over 76.84 acres of land.
The site, which lies in close proximity of the international airport and business hubs of New Delhi, Gurugram and Faridabad- is one of the largest in the region.
The park is expected to support last-mile delivery for national and global businesses with access to quality housing, retail malls, medical, educational facilities and a large talent pool, making it an ideal location for the next warehousing destination. After this investment, the company has a footprint on 14 locations in the country.
Mr. Abhijit Malkani and Mr. Jai Mirpuri, Country Heads of ESR India speaking on the same stated, “ESR India is committed to building institutional-grade logistics infrastructure to facilitate the development and modernisation of the nation’s supply chain. The Sohna project is expected to bolster our portfolio of strategically located logistics properties, thereby enhancing ESR’s ability to support its clients’ business growth by catering to quick distribution needs in the surrounding areas.”
The facility in Sohna due to its geographical advantage is likely to become the largest distribution hub in the region. The location is ideal for quick access into Delhi, Faridabad, UP, Gurugram and has good connectivity to the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor, Delhi–Mumbai Expressway and the fully functional KMP-KGP expressway via Palwal.
Scheduled for completion in 2023, the Delhi-Mumbai expressway, easily accessible from the location, will reduce travel time between the two cities to 12 hours from the current 22 hours.
Mr. Malkani & Mr. Mirpuri added, “ESR Sohna will be well-positioned to cater to the needs of the expanding e-commerce industry with state-of-the-art infrastructure to aid advanced supply chain and logistics processes.”
The E-commerce industry in India, is struggling in the last mile delivery segment with an incremental cost of maintaining forward distribution points. The logistics park which will have accessibility to skilled workforce from adjoining villages and proximity to urbanisation cluster of Gurugram & Faridabad, will make the last-mile delivery for Delhi NCR region more effective and in turn help create employment opportunities in the surrounding areas.
The Sohna facility will also be integrated with the ‘ESR smart mobile app’ to enhance client experiences and ensure seamless park management. ESR India parks are IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) Silver rated, with energy and water-efficient designs to reduce environmental impact and operating costs from clients.