Balmer Lawrie to set up logistics park in West Bengal

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Diversified public sector company Balmer Lawrie Wednesday said it has identified a 55-acre land on the city outskirts to set up a Rs.150 crore integrated logistic park.

The company would approach the West Bengal government soon for the necessary land clearances.

“We have identified a land and shall approach the government to give us the necessary approval,” Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd. chairman and managing director Viren Sinha told reporters here.

The proposed logistic park will have warehousing as well as ancillary facilities.

Sinha said the Mini Ratna public sector unit (PSU) firm would approach the government in the next 10 to 15 days for the land related clearances for the park to be set up near National Highway 6.

He said the land would be directly purchased from the owners and the outgo on account of acquiring the land would be about Rs.40 crore.

“I had one discussion with the industry minister (Partha Chatterjee). He assured me to provide the necessary clearance if we get suitable land of our own,” he said.

Earlier, the company had chalked out a similar plan for setting up a logistic hub at Dankuni near Kolkata but it did not materialise as the identified land was not coming through.

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