For the smooth supply of goods, the Ministry of Railways has set an aim to commission more than 100 Gati Shakti multi-Modal Cargo Terminals (GCTs) during the next three financial years.
“So far, 15 GCTs (Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal) have been commissioned and around 96 more locations have been provisionally identified for development of GCTs,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The location of GCTs is being decided based on demand from industry and the potential of cargo traffic, the Ministry of Railways said.
So far, the 15 commissioned GCTs are located in serving stations, including Jasoda by Adani Agri, Varanama by Concor, Kairla(JU) by Nayara Energy, Shivadi by HPCL, Cinnamara by FCI Siding and Barajamda – Barbil by Jai Balaji Industries.
In line with PMs vision of Gati Shakti, the new ‘Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (GCT)’ policy has been launched on December 15, 2021
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.