Proposal for Rs 570 crore state-of-the-art logistics hub in Agra approved

The Agra Development Authority (ADA) has unveiled a major infrastructural project to construct a state-of-the-art logistics hub in Mudhera village, southeast of Gwalior Road. This ambitious project, estimated at Rs 570 crore, aims to significantly boost the region’s logistics and transportation capabilities.

“The board has passed the proposal for the logistics hub in Mudhera. Seed Capital is needed for the purchase of land, and the proposal will be sent to the government for approval,” said Shraddha Shandilya, Secretary of ADA. “Once the necessary approvals are obtained, the land acquisition process will begin, paving the way for this transformative project.”

The proposal was approved during ADA’s 143rd board meeting. The financial outline includes an expenditure of Rs 4,000 per square meter for land acquisition and Rs 2,500 per square meter for development. The projected sale price of the land is Rs 13,000 per square meter, competitive against the current market value of Rs 25,000 to 30,000 per square meter in the region.

Spanning 88 hectares, the logistics hub will be strategically positioned just one kilometer from the proposed new townships in Kakua and Bhandai. The project is divided into two primary financial commitments: Rs 350 crore for land acquisition and Rs 220 crore for development. This investment is expected to decongest city roads by reducing the number of goods trucks passing through them.

ADA plans to purchase land from local farmers based on mutual consent, offering compensation four times the current circle rate of Rs 70 lakh per hectare. This translates to a total of Rs 350 crore for acquiring the necessary land.

The logistics hub’s strategic location and connectivity are key advantages. Situated just one kilometer from Bhandai railway station and accessible via the inner ring road service road, the hub will provide quick access to major routes like the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Yamuna Expressway, and Jaipur Highway. A swift 10-minute drive to Fatehabad Road will further enhance logistical efficiency and connectivity to major cities such as Mathura, Delhi, Jaipur, and Lucknow.

In the Agra Master Plan 2031, Mudhera is designated as an industrial zone, highlighting the city’s commitment to industrial development and infrastructure enhancement. The ADA aims to catalyze further economic growth and industrial activity with this logistics hub, transforming Agra into a logistical powerhouse. The project is expected to bring significant economic benefits, including job creation and improved transportation infrastructure.