G-RIDE invites tenders for construction of Gati Shakti Multi Model Cargo Terminal at Rafleshwar in Rajkot division of Western Railway

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Gujarat Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (G-RIDE) has invited tenders for Construction of Gati Shakti Multi Model Cargo Terminal (GCT) at Rafleshwar with rail connectivity from Makansar station near Morbi, (approx. length – 4.574 Km) in Rajkot division of Western Railway.

  • Tender No: GRIDE/EPC/2022-23/006
  • Name of work: Construction of Gati Shakti Multi Model Cargo Terminal (GCT) at Rafleshwar with rail connectivity from Makansar station near Morbi, (approx. length – 4.574 Km) in Rajkot division of Western Railway.
  • Estimated Cost: INR 190.52 Crore
  • EMD: INR 01 Crore
  • Document Download Start Date: 04th November, 2022
  • Document Download End Date: 15th December, 2022
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: 22nd November, 2022
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 04th November, 2022
  • Bid Submission End Date: 15th December, 2022
  • Bid Opening Date: 15th December, 2022


  • Gujarat state takes pride in being a versatile and dynamic state in India with a stronger economic foundation. Over the last two decades, the name of “Gujarat” has emerged synonymous with progress and vibrancy. The Government of Gujarat (GoG) is suiting to deliver better than the best rail infrastructure in the state.
  • With this backdrop. Government of Gujarat (GoG) and Ministry of Railway (Mort) have signed a joint venture agreement on I7th August 2016 to develop railway projects through a project specific SPV. Consequently, a JV company “Gujarat Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (G-RIDE)” has been incorporated under the provisions of the companies Act. 2013 on 6th January 2017 with equity contribution of 51% and 49% from Government of Gujarat (GOG) and Ministry of Railway (MOR) respectively.
  • G-RIDE has been established with a mission to develop and augment critical Railway Infrastructure, to enhance capacity of High-Density Network and to provide last mile rail connectivity with the main railway line within the State. with high standards of safety and efficiency by adopting the best technological practices. sound financial strategy and optimum utilization of resources through implementing large capacity creation programs.
  • As part of this endeavour, GRIDE proposes to develop a Rail linked freight terminal in the Morbi region on Rajkot Division on Western Railway on 1V/PPP Mode. G-RIDE has received interest from MIS Millennium Tiles Ltd for equity participation in the project.
  • Lack of container handling/freight handling rail-linked terminals in these regions is leading to large volumes of freight moving on the road. This results in high landed cost to industry and the overall increase in transport cost across the region: thereby constraining industrial development and resulting in systemic in-efficiency.
  • A pre-feasibility study was carried out for this project by GRIDE. In-Principal approval has been issued by DRM Rajkot vide letter no. T-183-648-4-GRID• MU GC’ dated 04 Feb 2022 under Gati Shakti Multimodal Cargo Terminal Policy recently issued by the Railway Ministry.
  • Considering this as an opportunity GRIDE can undertake the development of the Cargo terminal at this location, utilizing the COG land for which all the charges have been already paid by G-RIDE. However, under the new policy GCTO (Gati Shakti Multi-Model Cargo Terminal Operator) i.e GRIDE SPV’s will bear the cost of Track, OHE. and MT from take-off point to buffer end of the terminal.
  • From Takeoff point to entry point of the terminal, for linear connectivity railway and private land, both will be required for which Private land will be acquired by Railway at the Cost of GCTO. However, the ownership of assets created on this land shall remain with the Railway including maintenance.
  • In addition to this entire OHE from take-off point to buffer, the end shall be borne by Railway. The operation and Maintenance of GCT’s can be done by GRIDE SPV or the private Terminal Operator authorized by GRIDE SPV or PfiConsortiwn/ LLP arrangement can be made with the GCT operator by GRIDE SPV.

Scope of Work:

  • G-RIDE to execute the project including preparation of work of Detailed Project Report (DPR) and Detailed Engineering Drawings.
  • The scope of work is as follows: Detail Survey of the project area and land plans
  • Preparation of Detailed Project Report
  • Final Location Survey
  • Preparation of Engineering Scale Plan (ESP) and other Drawings
  • Preparation of GAD’s of Bridges and other structures
  • Cost Estimates

Financial analysis:

  • Traffic Projections The ceramic cluster of Morbi is not only a national hub of Ceramic tiles but a renowned global centre for ceramic production.
  • Morbi Ceramic Association is the local industrial body, which represents the ceramic manufacturers of the Morbi region
  • Based on the inputs received from Morbi Ceramic Association and other inputs from the industry
  • G-RIDE has derived the current potential of potential containerised cargo volumes that can be catered at the proposed terminal
  • This Container terminal siding will take off from the existing Dead End of the Makansar station BG loop line number 3 and zero chainage is fixed at the centre line of Makansar Station (Km 15.39) the siding dead-end is at CH: 269.00. The proposed GCT line will take off from proposed Ch: 229.00
  • The terminal will not be required to own any locomotive for working trains. Western Railway will provide locomotives and wagons required to carry traffic as per EOL provision.
  • Engine-on-Load (EOL) working in the Terminal area is proposed as it is obligatory for all new sidings. Under this scheme the train engine will perform the train and shunting movements within the handling terminal yard. No separate shunting locomotive will therefore be required in the port and hence no shunting engine has been provided in the scheme.
  • Being a terminal yard. all trains will turn back from the Port. Hence every brake van will need reversal. i.e.. detaching from rear of the incoming train and attaching it in rear of the outgoing train. Therefore a single- entry brake van reversal siding has been provided just before the start of the loading/unloading line.
  • All trains will be received from Western Railway duly intensively examined. This is also a necessity under EOL working. Therefore, we have not provided any train examination facility in the terminal siding except GDR which will be carried out in the handling yard where examination pathway and electrification will be provided.
  • Staff for Train Operation for proposed GCT siding will be decided by Western Railway
  • To get the weight of the incoming and outgoing trains, the facility of weighment electronic in-motion weigh Bridge (EIMWB) is proposed at chainage 2953.00 keeping the Intl grade of 100 m Placement, Removal, and Dispatch of Rakes at Terminal siding

Placement of Rakes:

  • The procedure for reception of a train at Makansar station either from Wankaner or Morbi would be the same as existing at present, but prior to allow the train for GCT either from Wankaner or Morbi, the SM on duty will telephonically contact the Transport Manager inside the proposed siding for his consent for the intended placement of the loaded or empty rake at the siding.
  • On arrival of the train, the SM on duty at Makansar will advise the Guard of the train and give necessary instructions to the shunting staff regarding the placement of the rake and will take off Shunt signal protecting Trape point leading to GCT, with assurance that all enroute LC gates are closed.
  • The train has to move inside the GCT engine in leading position therefore, if the train arriving from Wankaner load is itself in Engine leading position but if the train is arriving from Nimbi side, then on arrival at Makansar Engine has to reverse.
  • The train will be shunted to the siding with the engine pulling the Loco Pilot will follow the hand signals of the shunting staff. The Guard of the train will supervise the operations. The speed of the train during shunting shall not exceed 15 Kmph. The Loco Pilot of the train will frequently whistle while moving the load to GCT.
  • The Loading/Unloading area being Top wired, so before placement of the rake load will be shunt off in the handling area either of Line number 1 or 2, then load will be placed in either of three lines provided for loading unloading with Engine pushing position after reversal of Engine at handling yard.
  • Before placement of a loaded rake, weighment will be done while pushing back the load inside the unloading area. Alter placing of the load. BVG will be detached from the load and placed in the siding exclusive for the BVG parking.
  • After placement of the rake at the siding the Guard and the shunting staff will return by the light engine. The engine will be stopped at the Stop Board, where its entry into the station yard will be guided by instructions given to the shunting staff by the SM on duty.

The scope of services for the project as per TOR is as follows:

  • Detailed Project Report
  • Finn-up category-wise traffic volumes, terminal throughput and generation of trains
  • Preparation of Train Operation Plan for seamless movement of train in the proposed Corridor and smooth interchange of trains between siding corridor and1R.
  • Detail plan of takeoff arrangement
  • Design of terminal with a quick evacuation plan
  • Assessment of needed base manpower for train operation
  • Carry out a detailed survey of the approved mil layout(s) comprising station, railway sidings
  • internal rail facilities and connectivity
  • Based on loading unloading arrangements and requirements prescribed by the railways develop train handling facilities terminals and related infrastructure
  • Assess land area requirements for mil facilities
  • Prepare GAD for culverts bridges and other civil structures
  • Propose suitable signal arrangements and draw signalling plans for the identified works
  • Preparation and submission of the technical specification of Civil work
  • G-RIDE will provide technical specifications for P-way material, earthwork in formation, and bridgework permanent way laying of P-way
  • Prepare BOQ and cost estimate of all civil works (mil hardware. buildings, bridges, pavements, and other structures). 

Train Operation Plan:

  • Makansar station is an electrified B class station under the jurisdiction of Rajkot Division (Western Railway). The Makansar station is situated on the Wakener-Morbi single line section.
  • The Operating system for working trains between Makansar and proposed Terminal siding has to be conceived in the context of:
  • System Provisions for regulating the safe movement of trains to and from the proposed siding Procedure for placement of wagons at the siding and their removal after loading unloading and Descriptions of Makansar Station Yard Makansar is a three-line interlocked B class station situated at Km 15.39 from Wankaner. The clear holding capacity of the lines in metres is tabulated as under vide table no.3.1.


  • Makansar is B class station at present having Relay Interlocking situated in between Moth-Makansar on electrified broad gauge single line section in Rajkot division of western railway. Now it is proposed to Provide New Electronic interlocking along with connectivity of siding from line no.3.
  • The station has one main line with 2 loop lines at present & proposed to provide connectivity for siding from Dead end on line 3. Trains movements on an Absolute block system using token-less Block Instrument(UFSBIl) will be provided in the SM’s office between Morbi- Makansar and Makansar-Wankaner stations.
  • The station will be-interlocked with STD-II R with the latest signalling arrangement. Following Signalling provisions are proposed for the Rafaleshwar Station.
  • Electronic Interlocking with Dual VDU & MT terminal
  • MACLS signalling with LED units
  • Track circuiting by DC track circuits
  • Electrical operation & detection of Points
  • Absolute Block working with UFSBI & BPAC ( HASSDAC)
  • Provision of Data Logger for monitoring and fault diagnostic work
  • Provision for Track charger monitoring Fuse Alarm Fire Alarm ELD etc
  • Interlocking of LC-I8 gates with Electrical lifting barrier & Slide booms
  • Fire alarm system & Fuse Alarm system
  • 3 Nos of Electrical supply is proposed at all Station (i) 25kvA single phase AC
  • Local supply of station
  • D.G. Set supply Provision of Auto changeover
  • I.P.S is proposed for a different supply which is required for the signalling system
  • Relay mom closings Opening monitoring
  • 53 The Siding will be Non-interlocked and isolation from the same will be provided by Trap point for Makansar station.
  • Entry into Makansar yard from siding and Entry Into the proposed siding to Makansar station will be a shunting movement.


  • It is proposed to provide 6 Quad Cable with Optical Fibre cable (OFC) at Makansar station. Following Telecom provisions are proposed for the Makansar station
  • Control communications with Optical fibre cable in HDPE duct
  • Block Phone. Auto Phone, and P&T phones
  • Provision of STM & MUX
  • Six Quad cable at station for LC gate communication
  • Provision of Emergency communications
  • Provision of VHF set
  • Connectivity of UTS & PRS as per requirement
  • Makansar Station is situated on the Wankaner-Damansara section at 15.39 Km from Wankaner and 1338 Km away from Morbi via rail. It is a special class station on a single line. It is a special class station on a single line. The Wankaner-Damansara section is an electrified section with high-rise OHE.
  • 6A.1 Electrification of ICD Siding at Rafaleshwar is proposed 25KV AC single phase 50 Hz high rise OHE, the work is to be carried out by following governing specification and other statutory, rules as per the priority given below
  • Safety regulation – 2010 issued by Central Electricity Authority with latest amendments
  • Indian Electricity Act-2003 with latest amendments
  • Regulations laid down by the Chief Electrical Inspector
  • Rules and regulations prescribed by local authorities as applicable
  • Relevant Indian Standard
  • Indian Railways Schedule of Dimensions (2004) – with Latest ACs for the works concerning Indian Railways and connecting tracks
  • Design manual for Electric Traction ( Indian Railways)
  • Indian Railways AC Traction Manual
  • Electrical safety code and National Building Code
  • IEC Standard, British standards, and other national/international standards carried out by following governing specifications and other statutory rules.

The complete document can be downloaded from www.gride.org.in

Source; G-RIDE- Tender | Image Credit (representational): MoR

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