As per PTI, as part of the ongoing initiatives to enhance Bengaluru International Airport’s (BIA) infrastructure, a cargo village, the first of its kind, was inaugurated at the airport on Monday.
The facility, built at a cost of Rs 12 crore and completed in 10 months, would house 120 freight forwarders and 80 custom house agents, a release said.
The cargo village boasts of essential facilities for warehouse, such as banks, conference rooms, business centre help desk, staff canteen and parking facilities for 80 trucks.
Spread over 11 acres of land with adequate provision for future expansion facility, the cargo village located near the cargo terminal is expected to strengthen the city’s position as a trade and commercial hub while ensuring faster clearance of import and export consignments from the cargo terminals at the airport, it said.
BIAL’s current facilities included two operational cargo terminals, built and operated by Menzies Aviation-Bobba ,and Air India-SATS Joint Venture. The former has initial capacity to handle 150.000 metric tons for cargo while the later has two-floor warehouse with capacity of 200,000 metric tons.
Till date the airport has handled 70,905 tons of cargo. Bangalore’s current annual cargo requirement stands at 170,000 tons, the release said.