Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Amritsar airport to get perishable cargo centre

Chandigarh: Anticipating increased horticulture export orders from the northern region, Punjab government is going to construct a new perishable cargo centre at the Amritsar airport at a cost of Rs 18.5 crore.
CEO council for value added horticulture in Punjab, VS Chimni told TOI, "The Airports Authority of India has agreed to give us joint custodianship of around 9,000 sq m of land at the airport to be used for the centre."
According to officials, the new centre with a capacity of 200 tonnes per day, would come up on the right side of the existing temporary centre which was inaugurated recently and has 80 tonnes per day capacity.
The council had appointed Global Agri Systems as consultant for the project. They will submit a detailed project report to the council by next week.
30/08/06 Amit Agnihotri/Times of India