Bhubaneswar (BBS): The Odisha government will hand over land to Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) for its proposed logistics parks by March 2014.
A senior government official said, “CONCOR has requested us to expedite land allotment for their multi modal logistics parks (MMLP). We are going to hand over land to them by March 2014.”
CONCOR Chairman and managing director Mr.Anil K Gupta today called on Odisha chief secretary J K Mohapatra and detailed his organization’s plans for the state.
CONCOR, a mini-ratna Central PSU has evinced interest to establish MMLP at 5 industrially important locations- Jharsuguda, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Paradeep, Muniguda and Angul.The MMLP at Jharsuguda wants 28.31 acres of land and is likely to be commissioned by the end of 2015.
The logistics park planned at Jajpur-Keonjhar Road will be spread over 96.84 acres and promises to offer direct and indirect jobs for approximately 2000 people. The park would cater mainly to steel industries at Kalinganagar.
The MMLP at Paradeep has been proposed near Siju station on the Paradeep-Haridaspur rail line under East Coast Railway’s (ECoR) jurisdiction. The park is coming up on 60 acres of land owned by Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO). Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES), the engineering and consultancy arm of Indian Railways, have been engaged to prepare the techno-economic feasibility study for the project. Major industries like Posco, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Indian Farmers Fertilisers Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), Essar Steel and Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL) are likely to be beneficiaries of the Paradeep MMLP.
The logistic parks will include facilities like warehouses, distribution centers, storage areas, offices, truck services, parking lots, truck terminals, container rail terminal, container handling facilities, cold storages, distribution centers, air cargo points, lorries, maintenance points, service stations, hospitals and restaurants. In addition, such parks would be equipped with weighbridges, telecommunication facilities, banks, health awareness units and recreation centers
The logistics parks to be developed on the public private partnership (PPP) mode, would be served by roads, railways, inland water ways and air ways.