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Gateway Distriparks to build rail-linked ICD at Dhanakya near Jaipur

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MUMBAI : Mumbai-listed Gateway Distriparks Limited (GDL) said it will build a rail-linked Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Dhanakya near Jaipur. The ICD will be spread over 30 acres, having two rail sidings and a designed capacity to handle over 125,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a year and is located near Dhanakya railway station. This section can run double stack container trains and is currently being electrified.

GDL said it has spent Rs 27 crores to buy land at Dhanakya for setting up the facility, its fifth ICD. It will invest a further Rs50 crores towards the cost of development of the ICD in the initial phase. The company also runs five Container Freight Stations (CFSs) taking the total to 10 container terminals on a pan India basis. The company holds a permit from the Indian Railways to run container trains.

GDL will also construct an integrated warehousing complex and offer first and last mile road delivery for providing end to end multimodal services to the industrial areas of the Jaipur market, including Jaipur, Bindayaka, Dausa, Kolana, Sitapura and Hirawala.

The target market includes various segments such as artefacts, luxury textiles, ready-made garments, gems and jewellery, hand-knotted rugs, rubber-based prosthetics, food and beverages, agricultural products like guar gum, tobacco, minerals, automobiles, bicycles, machinery and machine tools among other goods.

“With the launch of National Logistics Policy, all the clearances will be under one roof and will enable us to develop this location as a multimodal logistics park and make it operational within the next 12 months. GDL will continue to develop multimodal logistics parks at major industrial and trading hubs across India,” said Prem Kishan Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, GDL.

“By providing integrated logistics services while continuing the expansion of our existing terminals and increasing our footprint in new geographies, GDL will be able to consolidate its leadership position in the sector for both domestic and international trade,” he added.

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