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Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals Initiative

Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals Initiative:

The Railway Ministry plans to expand its Gati Shakti Cargo Terminals initiative, aiming to offer an additional 200 terminals to corporate entities and freight operators.

  • This expansion follows the success of the initial 100 terminals announced in the Union Budget of 2022-23.
  • With 77 terminals already operational, the initiative aims to boost rail-based supply chains, increase rail freight volumes, and generate additional revenue for the railways.
  • The Gati Shakti scheme (launched in 2021) is a national master plan aimed at coordinating infrastructure projects to reduce logistics costs.
  • Key points include integrating planning for infrastructure projects, cutting costs, boosting trade, and improving connectivity.