It is only recently that the geographical location of Siliguri has got somewhat de-hyphenated from its not too flattering description as India’s “chicken’s-neck” to the more flattering allusion as an undoubtable gateway to multiple geographies and economies. Whether it is the hills above or the markets just a few kilometres away across the border into Nepal, Bangladesh or Bhutan, and, of course, the markets of the seven sisters in the North East, Siliguri figures very centrally in the logistics’ scheme of things. Siliguri is also the commercial hub for the northern reaches of West Bengal and is a true of hub of a very enterprising and creative populace.
The Terminal is located near New Jalpaiguri station and is part of an ambitious plan of the West Bengal Government to take integrate Siliguri with the World’s market. This is a Siliguri – Jalpaiguri Development Authority’s (SJDA) project and has been curated with care to provide multi-modal logistics solutions to a plethora of requirements for almost every kind of commodity.
Pristine’s terminal at Siliguri, operated through an SPV called Pristine Hindustan Infraprojects Pvt. Ltd.,
is spread over approximately 29 acres of land. The infrastructure can be summarized as follows –
Two handling railway lines
Bonded area for handling and delivering export / import containers
Empty container Park
M & R Infrastructure for EXIM containers
Two reach-stackers and one empty container – stacker
Non – bonded space for open storage
50 + trailers for first/last mile connectivity