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DIAL plans cargo village near airport

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 11, 2013
First Published: 00:17 IST(11/2/2013) | Last Updated: 00:19 IST(11/2/2013)

The Delhi International Airport Ltd has planned a cargo village near the facility in a bid to promote it as the cargo gateway of the country.

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DIAL, the operator of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, has issued notices inviting applications for the development of the village.

“DIAL wants to establish the Delhi airport as the cargo gateway of India. This is in accordance of its larger plan to develop Terminal 3 as an aviation hub. We have identified areas for cargo infrastructure for both first and second tier layer of overall air cargo supply chain,” a DIAL spokesperson said.

Cargo terminal operator and airlines form the first tier of stakeholders while freight forwarders form the second tier in the overall air cargo supply chain. DIAL plans to have the cargo village in line with international practices, which will facilitate air cargo trade and offer freight forwarders with on-airport warehousing and office facility.

“This will secure an efficient transfer to and from the cargo terminals with faster processing efficiency,” the spokesperson added.

The area of cargo village site will be 1,59,000 square metres. “The location of the cargo village, in close proximity of the cargo terminals, will also enable freight forwarders to secure efficient transfers and make better product offers to the end customer,” the spokesperson further said.

All major world-class airports are operate on cargo village concept.

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