Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals are being developed for handling rail cargo in accordance with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of “Gati Shakti” and the Ministry of Railways’ Policy regarding the ‘Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal’ (GCT) launched on December 15, 2021. So far, 15 GCTs have been commissioned, and 96 additional locations have been identified as potentially suitable for GCT development. It is planned to open 100 Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals over the next three fiscal years. The location of GCTs is determined by industry demand and the potential for cargo traffic.
The 15 Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals commissioned so far are:
|S.No.||Railway||GCT NAME||SERVING STATION|
|1||SER||Jai Balaji Industries||Barajamda – Barbil|
|2||SER||OMPL (Orissa Metalliks)||Gokulpur|
|3||ECoR||Paradip East Quay Coal Terminal Pvt Ltd||PRDP|
|4||ER||Maithon Power Ltd Siding||Thaparnagar|
|6||NER||Hindustan Urvark Rasayan Ltd||Nakha Jungle|
|9||NWR||Nayara Energy Ltd||Kairla(JU)|
|12||NER||Ankur Udyog Ltd||Sahjanwa|
|15||ER||Punjab State Power Corp. Ltd.||Pakur|
Private players are developing the Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals (GCTs), which can be built on non-railway land or partially on railway land. For GCTs to be developed on non-railway land, the operators will identify the location and build the terminal once the necessary approvals are obtained.
For GCTs to be developed entirely or partially on railway land, the land parcels will be identified by the railway, and the operator for terminal construction and operation will be chosen through an open tendering process.
All new GCT proposals must be submitted only through the online portal. In-principle approvals for 67 new proposals have been issued until October 10, 2022.