Indian Railways commissions 15 Gati Shakti cargo terminals so far and 100 to be developed in next three years

In pursuance to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of “Gati Shakti” and Ministry of Railways’ Policy regarding ‘Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal’ (GCT) launched on 15th December, 2021, Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals are being developed for handling rail cargos. 

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  • So far, 15 GCTs have been commissioned and around 96 more locations have been provisionally identified for development of GCTs. It has been targeted to commission 100 Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals within the next three financial years.
  • The location of GCTs is being decided on the basis of demand from industry and potential of Cargo Traffic.
  • The 15 Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals commissioned so far are:
S.No.RailwayGCT NAMEServing Station
1SERJai Balaji IndustriesBarajamda – Barbil
2SEROMPL (Orissa Metalliks)Gokulpur
3ECoRParadip East Quay Coal Terminal Pvt LtdPRDP
4ERMaithon Power Ltd SidingThaparnagar
5SCRIOCLNakkanadoddi/GTL
6NERHindustan Urvark Rasayan LtdNakha Jungle
7WRCONCORVaranama
8NFRIOCL (IOMB)Moinarband
9NWRNayara Energy LtdKairla(JU)
10SCRSCCLSattupalli
11SWRHPCLShivadi (SZV)
12NERAnkur Udyog LtdSahjanwa
13NERAdani AgriJasoda/IZT
14NFRFCI SidingCinnamara
15ERPunjab State Power Corp. Ltd.Pakur
  • The Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals (GCTs) are being developed by private players, and can be developed on non-Railway land or fully/partially on Railway land.
  • For GCTs to be developed on non-Railway land, the operators will identify the location and will construct the terminal after obtaining necessary approval.
  • For GCTs to be developed either fully or partially on Railway land, the land parcels will be identified by Railway and the operator for construction and operation of the Terminal will be selected through open tendering process.
  • All new proposals for GCTs shall be received only through an online portal. Till 10.10.2022, In-principle approvals for 67 new proposals have been issued.

Source: PIB -Press Release | Image Credit (representational): MoR