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IR identifies Locations for Gati-Shakti Cargo Terminals

In order to boost investment from industry in development of additional terminals for handling rail cargos, a new ‘Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (GCT)’ policy has been launched on 15.12.2021. The locations for GCTs are being identified/finalized on the basis of demand from industry and potential of Cargo Traffic. So far, 6 GCTs have already been commissioned and around 74 more locations have been provisionally identified for development of GCTs. The State-wise details of the provisionally identified locations in the country are as under :

SNName of StateLocations for GCTs identified
1Andhra Pradesh4
11Madhya Pradesh1
15Tamil Nadu3
17Uttar Pradesh10
19West Bengal4

The salient features of Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals (GCTs)     are as under –

  • Simplified application and approval process, for quick and hassle-free approvals.
  • No departmental charges will be levied on the applicant.
  • No Land License Fees to be charged for the Railway land used for connectivity.
  • No cost of commercial staff to be charged
  • All common-user traffic facilities at the serving station to be constructed and maintained by Railway
  • For Terminals giving 1 MT or more outward traffic, cost of mid-section Block Hut/ Block station to be reimbursed as 10% freight rebate.
  • Maintenance of all assets (track, signalling, OHE) by Railway at its own cost, excluding the yard and loading/unloading lines
  • Railway will reserve the right to grant connectivity to another Terminal(s) from such portions of track being maintained by Railway

It has been targeted to set up 100 GCTs within the next three financial years i.e. 2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25.