The geographical advantage of Nagpur of being equidistant to North, South,
East and West could be exploited to make it a major centre for new supply chain
Post GST, many countries have shown interest in investing logistic parks,
supply chain parks and warehousing at Nagpur. “Delegates from countries like
South Korea, Singapore and Switzerland have already visited Nagpur and will be
coming back for further discussions to finalise proposals,” said Dr Deepak
Mhaisekar, Metropolitan Commissioner, Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development
Authority (NMRDA) in his key note address.
He was speaking at an interactive session on ‘Supply Chain Initiatives –
Warehousing and Distribution at Nagpur’ at the Global Nagpur Summit 2017,
recently organised by Nagpur First.
Mr.Mhaisekar said, NMRDA is developing two logistic parks on Amravati Road
and Bhandara Road on 60:40 sharing module of 20 square kilometre. For these two
projects NMRDA is seeking inputs from users and stakeholders for the
development of logistics zone design.
K Sathianathan, MD of DLI said, Nagpur is an ideal location for setting up
logistic hub due to its favourable location. An ecosystem on logistics needs to
be created. The logistic hubs should be planned taking into consideration the
future expansion of about 50 years. It should be self sustainable with various
service providers. Warehousing should also be located near the logistic hubs to
bring down the transaction cost.
He said that logistic parks should be created on 500 square kilometres
instead of 20 square kilometres looking at growth and future expansion of
Sunil Gupta, Head of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, Nagpur, Viren Thakkar, Owner,
Logistics Park (I) Pvt Ltd, Vishal Barnabas, DGM Operations, Mahindra Logistics
Ltd and Anjaney Bhutada, Director, Go4 Fresh gave presentations about their
The moderator of the session Shiv Kumar Rao, founder of R&Y Logistics
Pvt Ltd said that NMRDA should develop the area of 20 sq kms selected on
Amaravati Road out of its own funds and then offer fully developed sites to
logistics players. “This will give confidence to the investors. CIDCO and MIDC,
the infrastructure development agencies of Maharashtra government have been
following this model successfully,” he said.
Metro Commissioner has shown his willingness to take inputs from users and
stakeholders for the development of logistics zone design. “I have taken the
responsibility to form a group and meet him,” he said.
Post GST, parcel size of cargo will increase and is likely to move by rail.
Therefore, logistics zone in south of Nagpur is necessary to create warehousing
zones, he added.