Development of GCTs witnesses steady progress

IR is targeting the development of 100 Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals (GCT) by 2025 under the GCT policy. As of December 2022, 22 GCTs have been commissioned. Further, 125 applications for the development of cargo terminals have been received and 79 in-principle app­rovals have been granted. The policy states that for GCTs to be developed on non-railway land, GCT operators need to identify the location and 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 the railways. In this case, the GCT operator for construction and operation of the terminal will be selected through an open tendering process.