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Govt okays 79 proposals for setting up cargo terminals under Gati Shakti policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Government has granted in-principle approval to 79 proposals for the development of terminals under the Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal (GCT) Policy. As many as 125 applications for setting up these cargo terminals have been received so far, Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw informed the Lok Sabha today.

Under the Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal (GCT) Policy, it has been targeted to develop 100 GCTs in three years from 2022-25. As many as 22 GCTs have already been commissioned, the minister said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

For GCTs to be developed on non-Railway land, the GCT Operators will identify the location and will construct the terminal after obtaining necessary approval. For GCTs to be developed either fully or partially on Railway land, the land parcels will be identified by Railways, and the GCT Operator for construction and operation of the Terminal will be selected through an open tendering process, the minister explained.