Tender called for BelurLogistics Hub  at West Bengal : after Mamta Banerjee’s  announcement

Abhijit Ray, Kolkata: The West Bengal State government has adopted a policy of building industries using the unused land of closed factories. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee clarified the government’s position in a meeting with the industry. A day after that, the State Government called for tenders for the construction of a logistics hub using 69 acres of Nisco factory land in Belur.Belur is a neighbourhood in northern part of Howrah city in Howrah district, West Bengal, India.In the tender issued by the State Industrial Development Corporation, interested companies have been asked to send their tenders by August 29. The land on which the proposed logistics hub will be built.There was a factory of ‘NISCO’ here. The state government has been trying to exploit it for a long time. Earlier there was a proposal to build an industrial estate here with the help of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). But it was not implemented. As Howrah had a good reputation for small and medium industries. The Sate Government tried to establish a hub for such businesses in this land. The responsibility of developing the infrastructure for this is on the Department of Small, Small and Medium Industries.But recently that land in Belur came into the hands of State Industrial Development Corporation. Adani group has already offered to invest 2000 crore rupees in this land. Geographically, this land is suitable for logistics hubs, such as administrative authorities. According to them, transport infrastructure like railway station, GT Road, Bali Bridge, Nivedita Bridge and Hooghly Bridge II are within easy reach. Besides, the freight corridor that is being developed from Amritsar to Dankuni is also very close to this area.