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Punjab to have another dry port

Posted on Nov 22, 09:43PM | UNI

In a bid to boost industry, trade and commercial activity in the state, the Punjab government would soon set up a dry port near Kila Raipur in district Ludhiana to link it with the Eastern and Western Railway Freight corridor.

A decision to this effect was taken in the 92nd meeting of the Project Approval Board held under the Chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here today..

Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the Dry Port would be a joint venture of Punjab State Container and Warehousing Corporation Limited (CONWARE) and Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR)- a NAVRATNA Public Sector undertaking of Ministry of Railways.

This Dry Port to be constructed over an area of 150 acres would come up at a cost of nearly Rs 500 crore and would be made operational by March 2015.