In a major boost to the state economy, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) will construct a multimodal logistics park in Kanpur for cargo handling. This would be the fourth such mega logistical hub in UP, but the first to be developed by DFCCIL.
Talking to TOI at InnoRail exhibition at RDSO, director, operations and business development, DFCCIL, Nanduri Srinivas said, “In two years UP will have a multimodal logistics park, 20 km from Kanpur city near Rooma 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.”
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, the six-lane, 63-km Lucknow-Kanpur greenfield expressway is also expected to be completed by mid-2024. Srinivas said, “Mega logistic hub will reduce the transportation cost giving 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.