South Central Railway builds Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal in Gadchandur

The Secunderabad Division of South Central Railway has decided to open a new Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (GCT) at Gad-chandur railway station in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra bordering Telangana. This freight terminal will be built entirely on the railway site. According to SCR officials, the tender was awarded to Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited at Rs 15.2 crore.

The Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals Policy was introduced by Indian Railways to stimulate industry investment in the development of additional rail freight terminals.

These terminals will facilitate the handling of cargo for rail transport with improved facilities that ensure safe and secure transportation. Under this policy, in addition to new sidings, the under construction and existing private sidings/terminals can also be migrated to convert them into Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals.

“The scope of construction of GCT includes the laying of an additional line, concreting the surface, an electronic moving weighbridge, the provision of hamali residual spaces, a covered shed, an access road, water supply facilities and the installation of a computerized operation to be known as a Freight operations are designated information system (FOIS) and track management system (TMS), electrification of an additional line, high-mast lighting and more, said a senior officer of SCR.

The contract term is 35 years and the maintenance of GCT will be performed by Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited/Chandrapur for the specified period. Maintenance and operation of assets such as rail, signaling and telecommunications, catenary and staffing costs are borne by the railways, he added.

Arun Kumar Jain, general manager of SCR, said the cement companies around Gadchendur and Chandrapur would benefit from this move as rail transport is safer, easier and the most convenient option.

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