Urban logistics spaces to cross 7 mn sq ft: Study

Chennai: Urban logistics spaces in India are expected to exceed seven million square feet by 2022, as demand surges, JLL said it its report ‘India Urban Logistics – Are dark stores revolutionising the sector?’.

The urban logistics industry in India is at a very nascent and fragmented fringe state now and is on the cusp of going mainstream, it said.

“Demand will be supported by freight congestion currently impacting cities and communities and mitigate the associated environmental impact of vehicles on these locations,” it added.

According to JLL, urban logistics will help address these infrastructure, community, and environmental concerns, while via the efficient movement and transport of goods in urban areas through last-mile storage spaces.