Railways opens new freight terminal in Krishnapatnam

Vijayawada Division, South Central Railways, opened Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (BPCL) Gati Shakti Rail Multimodal Cargo Terminal (GCT) at Krishnapatnam in Nellore on Wednesday.

From Thursday, the new terminal will handle the outward traffic of mineral oil and lubricants in tank wagons.

The terminal, which was developed on private land, is served by Krishnapatnam Station in the VenkatachalamKrishnapatnam section of the Vijayawada Division.

The terminal is located 16.40 km from Krishnapatnam Railway Station.

Vavilapalli Rambabu, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, signed the new Gati-Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (GCT) agreement with the BPCL authorities, following which a commercial notice was issued declaring the terminal to handle petroleum and lubricants traffic became.

The agreement is valid for 35 years. The expected traffic forecasts are more than 20 outward rake per month.

The GCT policy was introduced by Indian Railways to boost industry investment in the development of additional rail freight terminals.

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