Focus over the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor will lead to the fast-tracking finishing of the Sonnagar-Dankuni stretch on this particular node of rail transport. Expected to come out as a key enabler of the supply chain to the cities on the eastern part of the country. This would help secure Kolkata an important position as a hub of the warehousing industry in the near future. Post Covid-19 period, it is expected to maintain a steady continuity of the supply chain by some other means of transport to different companies in various sectors.
Dankuni and the suburbs has the advantage of easy access to various labor options. As a result, this location remains in demand no matter what the situation is, in this context we refer to the Covid-19 circumstances. The strong demand for necessary services shall make the Ecommerce companies strive their way towards expansion carefully as they lease out several middle-sized facilities in an attempt to drive out disruptions in the supply chain in case of similar unpredictable circumstances in the near future.
Clusters like the National Highway-16 (Old NH-6) has a number of consumption centers along the length of its node like Bangan and Kharagpur. Such centers are expected to witness the demand of middle-sized warehouses go up from the companies of the ecommerce and the FMCG. The optimum distance from the Haldia Port shall prove to be of use with the setting of the normal situations. The place is to gain strategic importance with the big vessels bringing in cargo from different countries to the Haldia Dock.
Rents and the rates of land have maintained stability ever since the lockdown was announced. Escalation in the rent is not expected with the shift in demand for warehouses, the distribution strategy revolving the omni-channel options, the facilities of the multi-storey buildings, the rising demands for information about the in-city warehouses. The shift in the patterns of demand and acquisition of information revolving the in-city warehouses might lead to pressurizing of the prices of the land in various clusters of the warehouses.