Kolkata suburbs find new life as a logistics hub
- Developers see opportunity in small town Bengal as introduction of GST pushes up demand for large warehouses
- The boom has opened up more job opportunities. Industry body CII expects the investments from the Hiranandani Group, alone, to generate over 20,000 direct and indirect jobs in Bengal.
KOLKATA : The site manager at the Amta Industrial and Logistics Park, 45 kms from Kolkata, stands on a heap of debris as he oversees construction work on a new warehouse on the premises. Till February-end, no buyer had been finalized for the warehouse but, apparently, that is a minor issue. “We will find someone," says Mukul Goel, the manager, exuding confidence.