Eastern Railway commissions 2nd Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal at Pakur with aim to achieve 100 MT freight loading by 2024

Indian Railways has planned to develop 100 Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals (GCTs) till 2025 out of which 22 GCTs have already been commissioned pan India.

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  • GCTs are planned to be developed either o­n Railway land or non-Railway land and the GCT operator for construction & operation of terminal are being selected through open tendering process.
  • Eastern Railway was the first Zonal Railway across India to commission the first Gati Sakti Cargo Terminal at Maithon within Asansol division to proliferate goods traffic transportation by improving speed & mobility, reducing logistic cost & enhancing capacity.
  • In a step forward towards that direction, Eastern Railway has now commissioned the 2nd Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal at Pakur wherefrom the first coal loaded freight rake, destined for PSPCL (Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd.), was flagged off from Pakur siding.
  • Eastern Railway is achieving new milestones in the field of goods transportation. In FY 2021-22, Eastern Railway had managed to achieve highest ever freight loading at 76.1 million tonne and Eastern Railway is expecting to load 85 million tonne during the o­ngoing financial year 2022-23.

Shri Arun Arora, General Manager of Eastern Railway said “By 2024, Eastern Railway will be crossing 100 Million Tonne of freight loading”.

Source: Eastern Railway- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): Eastern Railway