NEW DELHI, Sept 29 � In a significant development, Pandu Port complex at Guwahati would be taken over by the Central Rail-side Warehouse Company Limited (CRWC). A deal in this regard was signed by CRWC and Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) on Monday.
Official sources said that CRWC Ltd has opened new vistas in the field of multi-modal logistics in North-east by inking an agreement with IWAI for taking over facilities at Pandu Port complex at Guwahati.
The existing facility at Pandu Port complex comprises two warehouses along the full rake Railway siding besides permanent jetty for facilitating waterways movement. Logistics cost in North-east is on the higher side owing to the over-stressed National Highways and limited extent of rail network; and in such scenario, waterways movement may be fostered with Guwahati, as hub for upper Assam, Tripura and Mizoram in respect of both inward and outward traffic of North-East, sources said.