The West Bengal Cabinet has given the nod for a private freight terminal on 36.5 acres in Dankuni, near the proposed Amritsar-Dankuni freight corridor. The government has also allotted 2,600 acres at Raghunathpur in Purulia for the Amritsar-Kolkata industrial corridor.
- The corridor, comprising Dankuni, Haldia, Kharagpur, Kalyani and Durgapur, is expected to get an investment of Rs 43,000 crore in eight specific areas.
- State Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that the Cabinet okayed a private freight terminal on a 36.5 acres of land to utilise the proposed Amritsar-New Delhi Dankuni corridor.
- He said,”This is a big move. We expect that once this private freight terminal comes up, more and more investors will come to build other freight terminals.”
- The Centre has also given its approval for an industrial centre on the freight corridor which will be built on 2,666 acres of land in Raghunathpur, he said.
- The West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited has 800-acre of land to build a state-run industrial park.
- The Minister said, “Once the freight terminal becomes operational this land will be utilised for the purpose.”