Accelerating the logistics revolution in the state, a mega logistical hub is slated to come up at Kanpur for cargo handling.
It would be the fourth logistical hub in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) at Kanpur will be developed by the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), a wholly owned company of Ministry of Railways.
The other three logistics hub are coming up at Dadri, including one developed by Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) and two to be developed by National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation and Adani Group.
The Kanpur MMLP will come up at New Kanpur Station along the EDFC corridor.
The Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) from Ludhiana to Sonnagar (1,337 km) is one of the two freight corridors being developed by the Indian Railways for the exclusive movement of goods trains at a high speed.
DFCCIL has procured 70-hectare land in Hathipur, Maharajpura and Tilsaharibujurg villages in Kanpur Nagar for constructing the logistics hub.
The hub which is being developed under ‘Gati Shakti Multimodal Cargo Terminal (GCT) ‘policy of Railways will handle 15 million goods annually.
It is expected that the integrated logistics facility at Kanpur would help in reducing the overall logistics cost in the supply chain for the customer.
This would be achieved by leveraging the modern, efficient, high capacity rail connectivity of the DFCs capable of meeting sensitive freight transportation requirement.
The logistic hub at Kanpur will also boost the UP government’s one district one product initiative.
Reducing Logistics Cost
The MMLPs come equipped with inter-modal connectivity and inter-modal freight handling, warehouses, cold storages, custom bonded area and support facilities.
As such, they provide one stop solution and reduce transportation costs, inventory handling costs and substantially resolve inefficiencies present in the logistics ecosystem.
By serving as logistics hubs, MMLPs are expected to enable a shift in logistics network from traditional point to point to hub and spoke model.
In a hub and spoke model, MMLPs act as centralised hubs for receipt and dispatch of goods to and from smaller locations called spokes.
Goods from companies (spokes) are collected at MMLPs (hub) transported over long distances to destination location through larger trucks/trains.
At destination, another hub MMLP receives goods and sends them out to various nearby locations (the spokes) for consumption.