First ‘Gati Shakti’ Cargo Terminal Commissioned In Asansol Division Of Eastern Railway

In pursuance of the Prime Minister’s vision “Gati Shakti” and Ministry of Railways’ policy regarding ‘Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal’ (GCT), the Asansol Division of Indian Railways has successfully commissioned private siding of Maithan Power Limited at Thaparnagar, Jharkhand, stated by the Ministry of Railways.

Chairman and CEO, Railway Board, V K Tripathi said, “The Maithan Power Project was initiated in the year 2009 and subsequently, the power generation was started in the year 2011. The requirement of coal to the power project was being made through road which is expected to convert into 120 inward coal rakes per month. Also, two to four outward rakes of Fly Ash is projected to be handled from the siding. This will enhance railways’ earnings by approximately Rs. 11 crores per month.”

Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal- Facilitating Seamless & Integrated Connectivity!
First Gati Shakti Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal of Indian Railways has successfully been commissioned in Asansol Divison of Eastern

— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) March 10, 2022

The Prime Minister’s PM Gati Shakti is an initiative aimed at synergizing the infrastructure projects of all key infrastructure Ministries including Railways, Roadways, Waterways and Aviation for planning and coordinated execution of nation-wide infrastructure projects including all the State Governments.