DFCCIL opens tender for Gati Shakti Multimodal Cargo Terminal Development & Operation

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has announced the commencement of open e-tenders for the construction, development, and operation of the Gati Shakti Multimodal Cargo Terminal (GCT). This terminal will facilitate the handling of cargo on common loop line no. 1, situated towards the New Khurja end of New Boraki Station, either entirely or partially on DFCCIL/Railway Land.

Brief about Tender Submission:

Name of the Work: Plan, Construct, Develop & Operate Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (GCT) for handling Cargo on common loop line no. 1 towards New Khurja end of New Boraki station on DFCCIL/Railway Land” Under Schedule-‘2’ of GCT Policy of Indian Railways.

Tender Reference Number HQ-OPBD0BD(GFTD)/13/2023
EMD (in Rs.) 78,00,000/-
Period of Contract 15 Years (including the period of construction and extension)
Document Download/Sale Start Date 15th Jan, 2024
Bid Submission Start Date 15th Jan, 2024
Bid Submission End Date 16th Feb, 2024
Pre Bid Meeting Date 25th Jan, 2024
Bid Opening Date 16th Feb, 2024


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 up to 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 works:

Civil works:

  • Building work (Covered area 20 x 09m = 180 sq mt) (RCC Framed structure 20 x 9 mtr having provision for Goods office, Merchant Room, Room for Labour & Toilet in each room)
  • Brick Masonry around the Platform
  • Construction of Platform ( 860 mtr x 10.6 mtr) and Service Road (881 mtr x 4 mtr)
  • RCC Drain (913 metres long)
  • Extension of MNB-212

Electrical works:

  • Provision of Street Light
  • Provision of Motorized Isolator

One (1) number Electronic In-motion Weighbridge (EIMWB) (supply, installation and commissioning) at loop line no. 1A (In accordance with RDSO specification WD-29-MISC-19 or latest along with PC, UPS with peripherals). Signalling & Telecom works.

The schematic map of the New Boraki 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.

The entire hatched portion will be leased to GCT. GCTO shall be permitted to access the internal DFCCIL road within ROW, subject to it not creating any obstruction/hindrance to DFCCIL/other users. DFCCIL shall continue to have the Right of Way.

Project Cost estimate summary and cost estimate, specifications and standard 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.

Above is the minimum required infrastructure. GCTO may construct additional facilities in compliance with the provisions of GCT policy of Indian Railway 2022.


The technical eligibility for the work as per para 3 of Section-III above, shall be as following:

  • 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 Gati Shakti Multimodal Cargo Terminal project represents a significant step towards enhancing India’s freight transport infrastructure and increasing rail modal share in freight transportation. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the tender process to contribute to the development of this crucial infrastructure project.

The Tender document can be downloaded from DFCCIL’s website https://dfccil.com/

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