3 mega logistics parks to come up in Ludhiana | Chandigarh News
The projects are Multimodal Logistics Park by Adani group, logistics park by Punjab Logistics Infrastructure Limited and a logistics park by Punjab State Warehousing Corporation, said state industry and commerce minister Sunder Sham Arora during first-of-its-kind Punjab Logistics Conclave organised in Ludhiana on Friday.
The event was organised by Government of Punjab and Punjab State Container and Warehousing Corporation Limited (CONWARE) in partnership with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP.
Arora said, “These three mega logistics parks would act as stimulants for growth of our industry. Logistics has been added in the state industrial policy as it is the backbone of our entire industry and cannot be left out.”
“All the three mega logistics parks would come up near Kila Raipur village of the district and they would cater to complete logistics need of industrial belt of Ludhiana including industrial hubs located close to regions such as Jalandhar, Amritsar, Bathinda, Sangrur, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib and Hoshiarpur,” he added.
“These mega logistics parks would be a one-stop solution for all the logistics, transportation, warehousing needs of the region providing complete logistics solutions. Already a special cell has been formed by the state government so that the logistics sector is not ignored. In another good news for the businessmen we are developing a special warehousing park in the Zirakpur-Tepla-Rajpura Zone,” the minister added.
Arora said the objective of this logistics conclave was to understand the dynamics of the logistics value chain and to identify the gaps in the value chain which would initiate the necessary government interventions to fill these gaps.
The minister also informed that very soon, next such conclave would be organised on leather and sports goods industry in Jalandhar. During the conclave, 14 MoUs worth Rs 869 crore were signed by the state government with businessmen.
S K Ahirwar, director, logistics division, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, spoke on the latest initiatives of Government of India on the logistics sector.
Rakesh Kumar Verma, principal secretary, industries & commerce, Punjab; D P S Kharbanda, director of industries and commerce, Punjab; and Mahesh Khanna, general manager of district industries centre, were also present in the conclave and addressed the concerns of the businessmen who were present in large numbers.