In India there has been no uniform and easy to implement
taxation policy in place across supply chains. It has been seen that companies
built warehouses in each state to evade taxes which was not a good practice as
far as logistical efficiency is concerned. 
The Indian Logistics Sector has in recent times been in a transformation
mode. With GST coming to the fore and uniform approach there will be a positive
impact on warehousing in India.

Kolkata, West Bengal is creating waves and is
increasingly favored as a warehousing and logistics destination, due to some of
the reasons listed below

·       The
EDFC project is part of India’s Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) programme,
which aims to create one of the world’s biggest cargo operations and it passes
through here.

·       Inland
Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has begun the preparatory works on
converting 106 rivers into National Waterways (NWs) by making them navigable to
be used to move freight cargo

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·       Tajpur
nearby is  to be developed as a major
port by Bhor Sagar Port Ltd, a SPV formed by the Central government-owned Kolkata
Port Trust and the State government

·       2
+ 1 International Airports nearby (Kolkata, Bagdogra); Domestic (Durgapur)

·        The second jetty of National Waterways 1 may
come at Botanical Garden, opposite to existing Kolkata port

·       Dankuni
is a location under consideration for MMLP(multi-modal logistics park) under

·       Lack
of Grade A warehousing supply in the region indicates the investment
opportunity for organized logistics developers of national and international

·       11.6
mn sq ft Total warehouse stock, 2017* 2 mn sq ft Absorption, 2017

·       Outer
Ring Road: Outer Ring Road of 400 km is to be made operational by constructing
66 km of additional new road Inner Ring Road: The Inner Ring Road is to be
completed extending the existing road network in the west and the north

·       INR
202 billion allocated in 2017 state budget for the purpose of infrastructure
development in Bengal.


locations in Warehousing corridor Kolkata

(New NH 19)

 Delhi and
Lucknow connecting corridor

Major cities covered within 12 Hr. travel time:
Durgapur, Asansol, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Ranchi, Patna

to Uluberia

Mumbai and Chennai connecting corridor

Major cities covered within 12 Hr. travel time:
Kharagpur, Haldia, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar


& Kalyani

Other warehousing corridors in Kolkata include
Kalyani along Belghoria Expressway, Sirakol and upcoming locations in Bantala,
which are efficient for in-city distribution



Land values (INR crore/ acre)


Monthly rents (INR per sq ft per month)




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