SCR introduces GCT policy to facilitate freight services
Secondabad: A new Gati-Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (GCT) policy was introduced by South Central Railway (SCR) to stimulate industry investment in the development of additional terminals for handling rail freight on Tuesday.
As per the publication of SCR, these terminals will facilitate the handling of freight goods for transportation by rail with improved facilities duly ensuring safe and secure transportation.
Under this policy, besides new sidings, existing under-constructions and sidings/private terminals can also migrate to convert into Gati-Shakti multimodal cargo terminal.
As a result, M/s Indian Oil Corporation Limited’s new siding at Nakkanadoddi Station of Guntakal Division, South Central Railway was commissioned as Gati-Shakti Multimodal Cargo Terminal. This IOCL Gati-Shakti multimodal cargo terminal is licensed to handle inbound Petroleum Oil and Lubricant (POL) traffic, a senior officer, SCR, said.
Benefits of Gati-Shakti Terminals (GCT)
♦ Maintenance and operation of assets such as tracks, signals and telecommunications, overhead equipment is the responsibility of the railways
♦ Staff costs (commercial staff deployed to GCT) will be covered by the railways
♦ No terminal fee will be levied on goods for which GCTO is itself the sender and/or the consignee.
♦ No terminal access charge will be levied for blocks of private wagons handled at GCTs built on non-rail land.