DFCCIL invites tender for construction & operation of Gati Shakti Multi-modal Cargo Terminal (GCT) at New Marwar Station

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has invited open e-tenders, in Single Stage Two Packet System for Construction, development & operation of Gati Shakti Multi-modal Cargo Terminal (GCT) for handling cargo at line No. 1A of New Marwar Station entirely/partially on DFCCIL/Railway Land.

  • Tender Reference Number: HQ-OPBD0BD(GFTD)/3/2022
  • Name of Work: Construction, development & operation of Gati Shakti Multi-modal Cargo Terminal (GCT) for handling cargo at line No. 1A of New Marwar Station entirely/partially on DFCCIL/Railway Land.
  • EMD: INR 90 Lakh
  • Period of Contract: 15 Years (Including Construction and Extension Period)
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 23rd March, 2023
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 20th April, 2023
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: 29th March, 2023
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 23rd March, 2023
  • Bid Submission End Date: 20th April, 2023
  • Tender Opening Date: 20th April, 2023


  • In 2006, Government of India (GOI) established the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) under the Companies Act of 1956, as a Special Purpose Vehicle, wholly owned by the Ministry of Railways (MOR), with mandate to build and operate Dedicated Freight Corridors (Eastern and Western Corridors).
  • The DFC will offer upgraded freight services by running higher axle load freight trains with speed upto 100 kmph on an efficient system.
  • The DFCs will provide a quantum jump in rail transport capacity in line with the rapidly growing demand and help increase the Railway’s modal share of Freight traffic.


  • To increase freight business volumes and rail modal share in freight transport.
  • Augmenting terminal capacity through private participation by allowing setting up and operation of freight terminal facilities.
  • Development, upkeep and maintenance of freight terminal facilities such as circulating area, approach roads, lighting/illumination of platforms, warehouses/Godowns, loading/unloading etc.

Scope of Work:

  • Building work (Covered area 20 x 09 mtr = 180 sq mt) (RCC Framed structure 20 x 9 mtr having provision for Goods office with provision of FOIS, TMS and IT infrastructure, Merchant Room, Room for Labour & Toilet in each room)
  • RCC Drain (0.6 mtr x 0.6 mtr x approx. 1000 mtr) (Approx 1 km length at the edge of Road connecting to existing drain near station building)
  • Platform [(681*33m) + (120*10 mtrs) = 23673 sq mtr] (Platform of 300 mm GSB thick over & earth fill of 1750 mm depth)
  • CC Road of seven (07) mtr wide & approx. 1000 mtr Length
  • Stone masonry around the platform (providing a retaining wall): 681+23+33+120+10 =867.00 mtr
  • 1(one) number Electronic In-motion Weighbridge (EIMWB) (supply, installation and commissioning) at common loop line no. 1 (In accordance with RDSO specification WD-29-MISC-19 or latest along with PC, UPS with peripherals)
  • Provision of High mast lights (in the wharf area) 07 nos. @ 100 mtr centre to centre distance, cables and other accessories, power supply arrangement, internal wiring & fan, lights arrangement for building area, streetlights for approach area
  • Construction of 120 mtrs of top-wired track by extending the dead end at Line No. 1A of New Marwar station towards the JNPT end
  • Utility shifting (S&T location boxes etc.)
  • The schematic map of the New Marwar station and proposed Gati-Shakti Multimodal Cargo Terminal is attached at Annexure-II showing the area to be leased and infrastructure to be developed by GCTO.
  • The minimum dimensions are specified for Platform/wharf, buildings/rooms/offices, road etc.
  • Project Cost estimate summary and Standard cost estimate, specifications and standard cross-sectional drawings are at Annexure-III and III A respectively.
  • The bidders are advised to undertake their independent estimation of cost as per the works listed and bid accordingly.

Time frame for completion of work:

  • The successful bidder shall commence construction within 03 (three) Months from the date of issue of the “Letter of Allotment”. The work is to be completed within 18 months from the date of issue of “Letter of Allotment”.
  • The Construction period and its extension/s will be included in the allotment period of 15 years of the GCT contract. This may be read with para 6 below.

Extension of Timeline:

  • If the GCTO fails to adhere to the prescribed timelines, one extension may be granted with the approval of GGM/OP&BD-I, up to a maximum of three months, considering the merits of the case.
  • Under exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the GCTO, GGM/OP&BD-I may grant a further extension of up to six months.
  • If the bidder fails to complete the construction even after the lapse of such extensions (as above), the Agreement shall be terminated, and Performance Guarantee shall be forfeited.
  • At the time of cancellation of the Agreement, the DFCCIL/Railway land shall revert to DFCCIL.

Scope of return/incentive to GCTO:

  • Incentive to the GCTO against above investment for development and operation of the freight terminal (Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal) shall be given in terms of quoted percentage share of TC and TAC (Terminal Charge and Terminal Access Charge) (Bid Variable) for the rakes handled at the terminal.
  • The TC & TAC is levied in Railway Receipt (RR) as per prevailing Railway Board Policy at the time of preparation of RR.
  • The restricted commodities at this terminal are as per clause 59 of Section V of this RFP document. TC and TAC shall accordingly be applicable for this GCT terminal. The bidders should take into account the same for purposes of financial bids; regardless of TC and TAC both being mentioned in several clauses of this document.
  • The estimation of traffic as well as revenue potential is the bidder’s responsibility. DFCCIL is not responsible for traffic generated and/or TC and TAC (Terminal Charge and Terminal Access Charge) accrued at the Goods shed.
  • In view of the above, the bidder is requested to conduct a survey at the station and assess business potential in their own interest before submission of the tender.
  • The amount and procedure etc. of levy of TC & TAC shall be as per extant Railway Board policy and revisions, if any.
  • After the issuance of commercial notification, the rakes can be booked to/from the GCT.
  • Revenue generated from value-added services, if any, will be dealt as per clause 9 of section V.


  • The technical eligibility for the work as per para 3 of Section-III above, shall be satisfied by either the ‘JV in its own name & style’ or ‘any member having min 26% share’.
  • At least one member of JV shall have at least two years’ experience in manufacturing, transportation, or logistics and related business.
  • The net worth of the lead partner of the JV shall not be less than 51% of the total net worth eligibility criteria of the tender mentioned at para 3.4 of Section-III above.
  • The arithmetic sum of individual “net worth” of all the members shall be taken as JV’s “net worth” to satisfy this requirement.

The Tender document can be downloaded from IREPS website www.ireps.gov.in and DFCCIL’s website www.dfccil.com

Source: DFCCIL- Tender | Image Credit (representational): MoR