The national goods and services tax, scheduled for implementation on July 1, is seen increasing the ease of doing business by getting rid of a web of levies divided among various city, state and federal governments. Anand sees "multiple opportunities," as many companies with factories currently scattered across various states in order to take advantage of local tax breaks are expected to consolidate operations after the GST rollout.

India's bustling e-commerce transactions and a planned new national tax system that’s expected to boost freight movement are prompting Deutsche Post DHL Group to expand warehouse capacity in one of the world's fastest growing major economies.

DHL Supply Chain India says its sales have grown at about 30 per cent annually over the past five years, double its estimate of the contract-logistics industry average, and the company expects to maintain its brisk pace. The company has an 8 per cent to 10 per cent share of the $3.5 billion Indian market, Anand said.

In addition to increasing its prefab warehouse space, DHL Supply Chain India intends to bolster its transportation network used to deliver products from businesses to industrial and retail customers. The company currently transports goods by road, mainly through contracted trucks from dedicated vendors, and is looking to use railroads where it can to improve time and fuel cost efficiency.